Volquez leaves team after father’s death, expected to start Game 5

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Edinson Volquez expected back with Royals this weekend after father’s death
Wednesday October 28th, 2015

Kansas City Royals pitcher Edinson Volquez has left to be with his family in the Dominican Republic after the death of his father, and will rejoin the team in New York this weekend, Fox Sports’ Ken Rosenthal reports.

Manager Ned Yost told reporters Wednesday that he expects Volquez to start Game 5, if necessary. 

Volquez’s father died Tuesday in the Dominican at age 63, before Volquez took the mound against the Mets in Game 1 of the World Series. He was apparently unaware of the news until after he came out of the game because Volquez’s wife had requested he not be told.

Volquez allowed three runs on six hits over six innings in his World Series debut. The Royals won the game in the 15th inning to take a 1–0 series lead.

- Dan Gartland

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