Edinson Volquez rejoins Royals, expected to start Game 5

NEW YORK -- Edinson Volquez remains scheduled to start Game 5 for the Royals following his father's death, pending a conversation with manager Ned Yost.

The pitcher was in the dugout for Saturday evening's Game 4 at Citi Field.

"I've got to sit down and talk to Edi. But we're still planning on him pitching tomorrow," Yost said before the game. "He'll be here tonight, yeah. He should be here anytime."

Volquez started the World Series opener Tuesday night, hours after his father died. 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.

"These are huge games. Edi's been with this team all year long. He's worked so hard to get to this point," Yost said. "And it was like Chris Young when his dad passed away. Chris just knew how proud his dad was of him and that his dad would want him to carry on. His dad would want him to be on that mound and helping his team win. And I imagine that Edi's dad would want the same thing."

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