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.
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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.”