Volquez's father, Daniel, died at the age of 63 because of heart complications hours before the Royals and Volquez played the Mets in Game 1 of the World Series on Tuesday.
Volquez will be the Game 5 starter if that game is needed (Kansas City's Game 2 win gave it a 2-0 advantage in the best-of-seven Series), and although he was quoted in the AP story as saying he wasn't sure if he would be able to make that start, Royals officials said he indicated to them otherwise. The Royals expect him to make that start if it is needed.
Volquez pitched six innings in Game 1 without the knowledge of his father's passing. He was given the news by his wife afterward in the clubhouse.
"My wife [Roandy Volquez] was waiting for me with [Royals general manager Dayton Moore], and they informed me what had happened when I finished [pitching]," Volquez said.
Volquez is the third Royals player to lose a parent this season. Right-hander Chris Young lost his father, Charles, in late September. Third baseman Mike Moustakas lost his mother, Connie, earlier this season.
Jeffrey Flanagan is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @FlannyMLB. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.