Breslow signed a minor-league contract with the Rangers on Sunday, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports. After he was granted a release from his contract with the Marlins earlier this season, the well-traveled Breslow will latch on with the eighth different organization of his career. The 35-year-old posted a 6.46 ERA over 23.2 innings at Triple-A New Orleans, but had been showcasing swing-and-miss stuff with 29 strikeouts. He'll report to Triple-A Round Rock to start his tenure with the Rangers, but could quickly become a bullpen option for the big club if he produces strong results in the minors.
Breslow was outrighted to Triple-A New Orleans on Sunday. Breslow, who was designated for assignment by the Marlins on Wednesday, went unclaimed off waivers and will stick in the organization as bullpen depth at the Triple-A level. If the 35-year-old, who posted a 4.50 ERA and 1.78 WHIP across 14 innings with the Marlins, gets back on track in the minors, he could eventually earn his way back to the big leagues.
Breslow was designated for assignment by the Marlins on Wednesday, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports. The lefty has been a serviceable option out of the bullpen this season, but the Marlins needed to clear a spot on the 40-man roster for Dustin McGowan, and Breslow will be the casualty. The 35-year-old has posted a 4.50 ERA and 1.79 WHIP across 14 innings, and he'll now be subject to waivers and will likely land at Triple-A New Orleans when the dust settles.
Breslow allowed two runs on two hits and two walks over 1.1 innings pitched during Tuesday's loss to the Brewers. The veteran reliever has struggled for much of the season and is sitting on a 4.50 ERA and 1.79 WHIP. Opponents are batting a robust .362 against the left-hander who has a poor 7:4 strikeout-to-walk ratio over 14 innings pitched. Still, Breslow remains the only lefty in the Marlins' pen so he'll continue to see plenty of situational work.
Breslow has made the Opening Day roster for the Marlins, Jon Morosi of the FOXSports.com reports. Breslow has posted a 2.45 ERA and a 0.55 WHIP over the course of 7.1 innings this spring. Last season with the Red Sox, Breslow pitched 65 innings with a 4.15 ERA and a 1.42 WHIP. With his impressive spring training, albeit the small sample size, the 35-year-old will step into the Marlins mediocre bullpen and contribute at the beginning of the season.