Sport Marlins outright reliever Mike Morin, two other pitchers

03:50  30 october  2020
03:50  30 october  2020 Source:   mlbtraderumors.com

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Mariners right -hander Mike Morin has cleared waivers and been outrighted to Triple-A Tacoma, the club’s PR department has announced. Morin had been designated for assignment by Seattle on Thursday. Morin ’s been an above-average reliever throughout the course of his career in terms of

Morin ’s acquisition was the second move this week by the front office to add pitching at no cost. The Phillies signed veteran lefthander Drew Smyly on Friday and will start him Sunday. He is an abnormal reliever for the Phillies. And that could be OK because of an abnormal pitch .

The Marlins have reinstated pitchers Pat Venditte, Mike Morin and Josh A. Smith from the 60-day injured list and outrighted the trio to Triple-A, leaving the club with a 40-man roster, per Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald. All three are expected to elect free agency, according to McPherson.

a baseball player throwing a ball: Mike Morin, as well as the other pitchers, is expected to elect free agency. © Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports Mike Morin, as well as the other pitchers, is expected to elect free agency.

Because of a team-wide coronavirus outbreak early in the season, the Marlins had to scramble to assemble a bullpen, which helps explain why their relievers posted the majors’ fifth-worst ERA (5.50). Venditte and Morin were not part of the problem, however, albeit over a small number of innings.

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The club claimed right -hander Mike Morin off waivers from the Brewers on Tuesday. Right -hander Justin Shafer and lefty Josh D. Smith were claimed off waivers from the Reds on Monday. The extra relievers join the organization as all of the Marlins ' games through Sunday have been postponed.

Morin pitched four seasons with the Angels until finishing last year with Kansas City.The Royals signed Morin to a one-year deal earlier this week. SEATTLE -- Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto reached into his past with the Angels on Friday, claiming right -handed reliever Mike Morin off

The ambidextrous Venditte gave the Marlins 4 1/3 frames of one-run ball (unearned), allowed one hit, didn’t walk a batter and struck out 10. Morin was similarly effective, as he threw four scoreless innings with one hit and one walk, though he only posted two strikeouts.

On the other hand, Smith (not to be confused with Josh D. Smith, who was also a Marlins reliever in 2020) had immense difficulty keeping runs off the board. The right-hander recorded an ugly 6.84 ERA (with a more encouraging 4.67 FIP) and 6.15 K/9 against 3.76 BB/9 across 26 1/3 innings.

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Two -Start Pitchers . Morin was claimed off waivers by the Marlins on Tuesday, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports. Morin is expected to join Miami's big-league roster ahead of their next game, the date of which remains uncertain given the team's coronavirus outbreak.

The Marlins have placed Rule 5 pick Riley Ferrell on outright waivers, per Jake Kaplan of The Athletic (via Twitter). Other organizations will have a chance to claim him; otherwise, he’ll be offered back to the Astros. Ferrell seemed on track to crack the Marlins ’ roster out of camp, but the former third-round

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