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Edinson Volquez: Opening Day Starter

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Denis Poroy

When you beat the entire world in the sport of baseball, then you've pretty much earned the right to start the first game of the season for a small, inconsequential coastal town. Thems the rules.

It was announced today that Manager Bud Black named Edinson Volquez the Padres' Opening Day starter. That means a week from today he'll find himself on the mound in New York. This news comes after a World Baseball Classic Championship for Volquez's native Dominican Republic.

Volquez is no Opening Day virgin. This will be his third season starter in a row. One with the Cincinnati Reds in 2011 and now two consecutive with the Padres

Black spoke of Volquez the way one might compliment a roll of paper towels:

"He was durable and dependable,"

He failed to mention how much more absorbent he is than competing brands.


Edinson Volquez

#37 / Pitcher / San Diego Padres

6-0

225

R

Opening Day

Jul 03, 1983