Mid 90's fastball. 93-96, has gone as high as 98. Above average change up.
-- Christy Matthewson
"Show me a good loser and I'll show you an idiot."
-- Leo Durocher
Per Mark Sheldon: Six added to 40 man: HERE.
Right-handed starting pitcher Daniel Corcino (No. 4) and outfielder Yorman Rodriguez (No. 19). Also protected were right-handed pitchers Carlos Contreras, Curtis Partch and Josh Ravin and left-handed starter Ismael Guillon.
“This one was a perfect one. I don’t know if I can find a better one, better timing. He [Price] really said some great things there. It really encouraged us to go back and do what we do. … I didn’t know he could speak like that.” Brayan Pena 5/21/14
JC Sulbaran was not added today by Kansas City. Interesting.
Bob Dutton @Royals_Report #Royals designate RHPs Mazzaro & Volstad, LHP Verdugo, C’s Moore and Pena, 1B C. Robinson & OF D. Robinson. 40-man roster at 40.
Bob Dutton @Royals_Report
#Royals select contracts of LHPs Dwyer, Joseph, Lamb, Marks & Montgomery & RHP Gutierrez.
Should the Reds consider claiming Volstad?
Pretty much the only guys I would've lost any sleep over got protected, so that's good. Would've hated watching Guillon get plucked.
Volstad, at this point, is not any better than what the Reds have right now. He's worse than Leake, Bailey or Arroyo on a bad day.
Duran or Feldhauer would have been next on my list, but won't lose sleep over the loss of either.