John Blake of the Texas Rangers is reporting that the Rangers have claimed right-handed pitcher Jhan Marinez from the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Pirates designated Marinez for assignment on Saturday when they acquired Sean Rodriguez and George Kontos. Danny Ortiz was also designated for assignment that day and was optioned to Indianapolis after clearing waivers.
Marinez was originally picked up off waivers by the Pirates from the Milwaukee Brewers in mid-May. For the Pirates, he posted a 3.18 ERA and a 4.55 FIP in 34 innings over 24 appearances. He had 26 strikeouts and a 1.35 WHIP....
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