On Tuesday, Marlins manager Don Mattingly told the media, including Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald, that starter Edinson Volquez would miss the rest of the season with a knee injury. The news got worse, as Ken Rosenthal reports that Volquez also needs Tommy John surgery which will likely keep him out for all of 2018.
Volquez, 34, ends his 2017 campaign with a 4.19 ERA and an 81/53 K/BB ratio over 92 1/3 innings. He has thrown the only no-hitter of the season to date, blanking the Diamondbacks on June 3.
Volquez signed a two-year, $22 million contract with the Marlins last November and he’s owed $13 million next season.
MLB.com’s Bryan Hoch reports that ESPN broadcaster Aaron Boone interviewed for the Yankees’ manager job today. No word as to whether he hit a big home run.
Boone, an ESPN analyst, obviously has some history with the Yankees, but he has no coaching experience at any level. Joel Sherman of the New York Post wrote earlier this week of Boone that the Yankees “are intrigued if his charisma and passion can compensate for inexperience.” I’d say the answer to that question, whenever asked and in whatever context, is always “no,” but I suppose there’s a first time for everything.
So far the Yankees have interviewed Rob Thomson, Eric Wedge and Hensley Meulens. Yesterday Brian Cashman said there was no rush to fill the job, and that the Winter Meetings are not a deadline for the team in doing so.