Locke cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A New Orleans on Sunday. Locke was designated for assignment following his brutal 11-run outing and subsequently passed through waivers unclaimed. He'll presumably join the starting rotation in New Orleans.
Locke was designated for assignment Tuesday. Locke has seen sporadic past success in the majors, but it simply wasn't to be during his tenure in Miami. Although he allowed three earned runs or less during his first four outings with the Marlins, things began to unfold after that. It all culminated with an 11-hit, 11-run blowup outing against the Cardinals on Monday which ballooned his ERA up to 8.16. The Marlins have finally seen enough, and will remove him from the 40-man roster to call up Drew Steckenrider.
Locke (0-5) allowed 11 runs on 11 hits and four walks while striking out two batters through just 2.2 innings during Monday's loss to St. Louis. The lefty continues to struggle, and this outing was obviously particularly bad. With an 8.16 ERA and 1.78 WHIP for the campaign, Locke is off the fantasy radar in the vast majority of settings. It's also up in the air how much longer the Marlins will keep him in the rotation. Locke lines up to face the Giants at AT&T Park if he makes his next start.
Locke (0-4) gave up three runs on four hits and two walks over 5.2 innings in Wednesday's 8-0 loss to the Mets. He struck out four. All the runs against him came in the first inning, but Locke settled down after narrowly escaping even worse damage. The 29-year-old lefty has looked rough after a biceps issue kept him sidelined until the start of June; Locke's failed to complete six innings in any of his six starts, and he's given up at least three runs in five straight outings. It's not yet clear that his spot in the Marlins' rotation is in jeopardy, but not many fantasy rotations are likely to find room for him.
Locke (0-3) gave up five runs on seven hits and three walks while striking out two over four innings in a loss to the Cubs on Thursday. The lefty ran into major trouble in the second inning (34 pitches) and never recovered. Manager Don Mattingly did not mince words after the game, telling MLB.com, "[Locke] didn't look very sharp at all," but he did not give any indication that Locke is in immediate danger of losing his job. Locke now sits with a 5.70 ERA, 1.52 WHIP and 20:9 K:BB over 23.2 innings this season.