Royals expect Volquez to rejoin team Saturday in New York

Edinson Volquez has been in the Dominican Republic for his father's funeral.

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NEW YORK — Edinson Volquez, who made his Game 1 start Tuesday night, hours after his father died, should rejoin the Royals in New York on Saturday.

Volquez said he learned about his father’s death when he stepped off the mound after allowing three runs over six innings. He then flew home to the Dominican Republic.

"Yeah, he’s still slated to pitch Game 5," Royals manager Ned Yost said. "We should see Eddie tomorrow. He’ll be ready to go."

Volquez’s father, 63-year-old Daniel Volquez, died of heart failure.