Tuesday September 23rd, 2014

Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Edinson Volquez said he will consider re-signing with the team, Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

Volquez, 31, signed a one-year, $5 million contract with the Pirates last offseason. He has gone 12-7 with a 3.15 ERA and 130 strikeouts this season.

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“Why not?” Volquez said. “I think I signed in the right place with the right coaches. They made me a better pitcher this year. So, I'd like to stay here.”
“Sometimes, when I'm sitting around at home, it crosses my mind, ‘Where will I be next year? What will I do?' But it's not a big deal for me,” Volquez said.

Volquez said he wants the security of a multi-year contract. During his 10-year career, he has played for the Rangers, Reds, Padres and Dodgers.

The Pirates are 85-71 and 2.5 games behind the Cardinals in the N.L. Central. They have a 5.0 game lead for the first Wild Card spot.

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