Volquez earning 'Little Pedro' nickname on the mound
If any player is predisposed to having identity issues, it might be Edinson Volquez. Over the years, his baseball card has listed two different birthplaces and his name has gone from Julio Reyes to Edison Volquez and finally to his current moniker, Edinson."We believe his age is accurate," one of his agents, Bill Shupper, quipped. There is one more name, though, that is far more meaningful. It is the one Volquez is perhaps most proud of: "Pedrito."
Volquez was signed by Texas in 2001 at age 17 for roughly $20,000, though a scout told him he had to change his name to Julio Reyes and shave a year and a half off his age.
|Most consecutive starts with one earned run or fewer to start a season in MLB history:|
|* Career entering 2008: A 3-11 record with a 7.20 ERA (all with Texas)|