The Pittsburgh Pirates announced on Friday evening that they have claimed 28-year-old right-handed pitcher Jhan Marinez from the Milwaukee Brewers. Marinez was designated for assignment on Monday. He has pitched parts of four seasons in the majors, with most of his time coming last year.
Marinez has a 5.40 ERA and a 5.08 FIP this season in 16.2 innings over 15 appearances. He also has a 2.04 WHIP, with 11 walks and 14 strikeouts. Last season in Milwaukee, he had a 3.22 ERA and a 3.59 FIP in 43 appearances, picking up 47 strikeouts in 58.2 innings. He pitched briefly for the Tampa Bay Rays at the beginning of 2016 and also had some time in with the 2010 Marlins and 2012 White Sox. He’s a fastball/slider pitcher, who throws mid-90s and gets a lot of grounders, including a 1.77 GO/AO ratio last season in Milwaukee.
No corresponding move has been announced yet for his 25-man roster spot. There was already an open 40-man roster spot. It’s possible that he joins the team tomorrow and a move won’t be announced tonight.If something is announced, we will post an update here.