Marinez has pitched 14.1 innings in nine games with a 2.51 ERA and 1.33 WHIP since being claimed off waivers by the Pirates in the middle of May. Marinez benefited from a change of scenery this season when he went from Milwaukee to Pittsburgh. With the Brewers, he gave up 10 runs in 16.2 innings for an ERA of 5.40 to go along with a WHIP of 2.04. Now for the season as a whole, he has lowered his ERA and WHIP to 4.06 and 1.71.
Marinez threw 2.2 scoreless innings Monday in his debut for the Pirates. He allowed two hits and two walks without striking out a batter. He loaded the bases in his final inning before Daniel Hudson relieved him and recorded the third out. Marinez offers a sinking fastball, which the organization believes can become an effective weapon. Milwaukee released him recently after he allowed 23 hits and 11 walks in 16.2 innings. He'll likely continue to work in low-leverage spots as the team attempts to turn his season around.
Marinez has been added to the 25-man roster and will be available Saturday against the Phillies. The 28-year-old will be in uniform Saturday after being claimed off waivers earlier in the week. Marinez was designated for assignment by the Brewers on Monday after a rocky start to the season, but he was a serviceable reliever in 2016 with a 3.18 ERA over 62.1 innings. He figures to slot into a middle-relief role, and his 94 mph fastball could be a valuable weapon in the Pirates bullpen if he improves his location (5.94 BB/9 this season).
Marinez was claimed off waivers by the Pirates on Friday, MLB.com's Adam Berry reports. After being designated for assignment by Milwaukee earlier in the week, the 28-year-old has found a landing spot in Pittsburgh. He did struggle over his 15 appearances with the Brewers this season, notching a 5.40 ERA and an astronomical 2.04 WHIP in 16.2 innings. That said, Marinez was able to post a much more palatable 3.18 ERA and 1.33 WHIP over 62.1 innings last season, so there's a chance he'll be able to regain his form in Pittsburgh.
Marinez was designated for assignment by the Brewers on Monday. Marinez was one of the more reliable members of the 2016 Brewers' bullpen, but the same could not be said about his performance this season. In 16.2 innings, the 28-year-old held a 5.40 ERA, a 2.04 WHIP and a 5.9 BB/9. If he goes unclaimed, he will likely head to the Triple-A level to get more work in (albeit in an incredibly hitter-friendly environment) while Brent Suter heads to the big leagues to fill his spot in the bullpen.
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