LAUNCHER – Edinson Volquez Will Return To The Rangers In 2020

Edinson Volquez is not ready to retire.

The Dominican right-hander said he is close to signing a minor league contract with the Rangers and plans to report to spring training in February as a reliever. Volquez accompanied the Rangers on Friday at the official opening of the club's new academy in the Dominican Republic.

The team has not confirmed the agreement.

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Volquez had intentions of retiring after the 2019 season, but changed his mind after talking with Texas general manager Jon Daniels.

"We are working on that," said Volquez. “I was going to retire, but I received too many calls asking me to come back. My decision is to return to Texas. I'm excited".

Volquez lost almost the entire 2019 campaign due to a sprained elbow. But the veteran returned to action in September as a reliever and reached 95 miles per hour with his straight from the bullpen. The Rangers also like the idea that 36-year-old law is a leader for the club's young pitchers.

“They want me to be close to the young boys,” said Volquez. “The way I finished the season made me change my mind. I pulled hard without pain. When I spoke with [Daniels] at first, I said no, but he told me that I needed to go back and help the young boys. ”

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