Marlins Purchase Richard Bleier
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 to 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 fee 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. Wonderful stroll and groundball charges of 1.47 and 62.Four p.c, respectively, have enabled Bleier to forestall runs at such a powerful clip.
Whereas Bleier logged a woeful 5.37 ERA over 55 1/Three frames a yr 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 yr and nonetheless has two extra seasons of arbitration eligibility left.