Erik Bedard has no date for a return. Neither does Brandon Webb. Both guys were drafted way ahead of Edinson Volquez in most fantasy leagues, yet Volquez is the closest to a return. Volquez, who is on a rehab assignment, is slated to start on July 7 against the Mets. Volquez, who had Tommy John surgery in August 2009, has made two rehab starts in Single-A Lynchburg.
Volquez made his second rehab start Thursday and threw five scoreless innings. He walked none and struck out five. In two rehab starts, he has pitched eight innings and allowed three hits, walked none and struck out seven. He reportedly reached 97 mph. Volquez will make his next rehab start at Triple-A on Tuesday. If you have room to stash Volquez, do it.