Marlins Purchase Richard Bleier
AUGUST 1: In a corresponding roster transfer, the Orioles chosen the contract of catcher Bryan Holaday, per Roch Kubatko of MASNsports.com (through Twitter). Holaday turns into the third catcher on the O’s lively roster, becoming a member of Pedro Severino and Probability Sisco.
JULY 31: The Orioles introduced that they’ve traded left-hander Richard Bleier to the Marlins for a participant to be named later.
For the Marlins, that is clearly an try and fill in a roster that has been decimated by the coronavirus. Miami has seen a whopping 18 gamers check constructive for the sickness, which has prevented the membership from taking the sector this week.
In Bleier, the Marlins are getting a 33-year-old Davie, Fla., native who has skilled his share of success within the majors. Regardless of a measly lifetime strikeout charge of 4.47 per 9 and a sub-90 mph fastball, Bleier has managed a 2.99 ERA/3.74 FIP throughout 177 1/Three innings with the Yankees and Orioles since he debuted in 2016. Glorious stroll and groundball charges of 1.47 and 62.Four p.c, respectively, have enabled Bleier to forestall runs at such a formidable clip.
Whereas Bleier logged a woeful 5.37 ERA over 55 1/Three frames a 12 months in the past, he gave the O’s three scoreless frames this season earlier than the rebuilding membership parted with him. Bleier’s on a prorated $915Okay wage this 12 months and nonetheless has two extra seasons of arbitration eligibility left.