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Volquez's ankle jeopardizing his next start

ebauer@miamiherald.com

Miami Marlins' Edinson Volquez delivers a pitch during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks, Saturday, June 3, 2017, in Miami. The Marlins defeated the Diamondbacks 3-0 in a no-hitter.
Miami Marlins' Edinson Volquez delivers a pitch during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks, Saturday, June 3, 2017, in Miami. The Marlins defeated the Diamondbacks 3-0 in a no-hitter. AP

After a first-inning collision sent him hobbling to a no-hitter on Saturday, Miami starter Edinson Volquez’s next start is in jeopardy.

Marlins manager Don Mattingly said Volquez’s ankle, which was injured during the collision with Arizona’s Rey Fuentes on a play at first base, was visibly swollen on Sunday.

“It’ll probably be touch-and-go by the time we get there,” Mattingly said of Volquez’s next start. “So if we were in the NFL, he’d be on the questionable list.”

Even before the no-hitter, Volquez was already coming off his then-best start of the season -- a six-inning, one-run outing against Philadelphia that gave him his first win of the season. His 2017 record stands at 2-7 with a 3.79 ERA.

His next scheduled start is Thursday against the Pirates in Pittsburgh. And while Mattingly said nothing is certain, he sounded optimistic.

“I’m hoping he’ll be able to make it with a few days of treatment,” he said. “It looked like was walking OK. So we’ll just see.”

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