Conley signed a contract with the Rakuten Golden Eagles in Japan on Saturday, Craig Mish of SportsGrid.com reports. Conley elected free agency after failing to reach the majors with the Marlins during the abbreviated 2020 season. The 30-year-old will now head to Japan in an attempt to right the ship in 2021.
Conley elected to become a free agent Thursday, Andersen Pickard of MLBDailyDish.com reports. Conley was designated for assignment Aug. 31 and was later sent to Miami's alternate training site Sept. 7. He did not make an appearance in the majors this season after struggling to a 6.53 ERA across 60.2 innings in 2019.
The Marlins outrighted Conley to their alternate training site Sunday. Conley lost his spot on the 40-man roster after being designated for assignment Aug. 31, but he'll remain in the organization after none of MLB's other 29 teams scooped him up off waivers. The reliever hasn't appeared in the big leagues in 2020 after posting a 6.53 ERA and 1.73 WHIP over 60 appearances with Miami last season.
The Marlins activated Conley (undisclosed) from the 10-day injured list Sunday and designated him for assignment. Conley had yet to make an appearance out of the Miami bullpen in 2020 after being placed on the IL back on Aug. 4 due to the unspecified issue. The lefty reliever underwhelmed over 60 outings in 2019, submitting a 6.53 ERA, 1.73 WHIP and 53:29 K:BB. The transaction should give the Marlins some extra flexibility leading up to Monday's trade deadline, when the team could add more players to the 40-man roster.
Conley (undisclosed) has been placed on the 10-day injured list, Jared Diamond of The Wall Street Journal reports. Conley was among the 13 Marlins placed on the injured list ahead of the team's return to play after a COVID-19 outbreak. However, a specific reason for Conley's placement on the injured list wasn't announced.
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