Marlins sign Randy Wolf in wake of Jose Fernandez's injury

By Mike Axisa | Baseball Writer

Randy Wolf is back in the big leagues.
Randy Wolf is back in the big leagues. (USATSI)

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The Marlins have signed veteran left-hander Randy Wolf to a one-year deal, Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com has confirmed. The Arizona Republic first reported the news. Wolf will join the Marlins for their game against the Dodgers on Wednesday night.

Wolf, 37, made the Mariners' rotation out of spring training, but he opted out of his contract after the team tried to renegotiate the terms. He hooked on with the Diamondbacks last month and exercised an opt-out clause in his minor league deal to join the Marlins.

In six starts and 34 innings for Arizona's Triple-A affiliate, Wolf had a 4.50 ERA and 1.71 WHIP. He went 5-10 with a 5.65 ERA and a 1.57 WHIP with the Brewers and Orioles in 2012, his last healthy season. Wolf did not pitch in 2013 due to Tommy John surgery.

Surgery has been recommended for Jose Fernandez, who is likely to go under the knife and miss the rest of the season with his own Tommy John surgery. Wolf gives the Marlins some more pitching depth, though he will probably work out of the bullpen at first.

Rookie right-hander Anthony DeSclafani will start in place of Fernandez on Wednesday. He was part of last summer's blockbuster with the Blue Jays and will be making his MLB debut.

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