Straily and the Marlins reached agreement on a one-year, $5 million deal Friday, avoiding arbitration, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports. Straily pitched capably enough in 23 starts for Miami last season, finishing the year with a 4.12 ERA. He missed the start of the year with a forearm injury and enters the upcoming season with potential injury concerns as well, as an oblique issue shut him down in early September.
Straily (oblique) felt some discomfort playing catch Tuesday, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports. Manager Don Mattingly noted afterwards that it's possible Straily doesn't pitch again this season, which seems likely at this point given how late it is in the season. Should the right-hander be shut down for the remainder of the season, the Marlins, who have been utilizing a six-man rotation recently, could simply revert back to five starters for the stretch run. The 29-year-old compiled a 4.12 ERA, 1.30 WHIP and 99:52 K:BB across 23 starts (122.1 innings) before landing on the shelf with an oblique injury earlier in the month.
Straily (oblique) maintains hope that he'll be able to pitch again this season, but it appears doubtful he'll return to the mound in 2018, Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald reports. The Marlins have utilized a six-man rotation recently, so the team may choose to just scale down to five starters while Straily is on the mend. Due to the expanded roster, the Marlins won't have to place Straily on the disabled list, but since he's without a timetable to resume throwing and there's less than a month left in the season, it seems unlikely that he'll be able to handle a starter's workload anytime soon.
Straily was diagnosed with a left oblique strain after exiting Friday's game against Pittsburgh, Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald reports. This isn't good news for Straily, who left the game in the fifth inning. The Marlins are labeling him as day-to-day, but given the nature of the injury, there's a good chance he could be shut down for the rest of the season.
Straily was lifted from Friday's game against the Pirates in the bottom of the fifth inning with an apparent injury, Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald reports. He allowed two runs on four hits while striking out four over 4.2 innings, leaving the game on the hook for the loss. Manager Don Mattingly, as well as the Marlins' trainer, came out to the mound in the fifth inning after Straily motioned to the dugout. He was then removed from the game, although the location and extent of the injury remains unclear. More news on Straily's availability moving forward should surface shortly.