Cunniff signed a minor league contract with the Marlins on Wednesday, Baseball America reports.
Cunniff had a 4.24 ERA through 17 innings last season before he was outrighted by the Braves in November. He's likely to begin the season as organizational depth, provided he makes the team, but injuries to the Marlins' bullpen could force them to call Cunniff up, though he wouldn't likely earn many high-leverage opportunities.
Cunniff was recalled from Triple-A Gwinnett on Saturday.
As a member of the 40-man roster, it's no surprise the Braves called on Cunniff to bolster the big league bullpen depth in September. Aaron Blair (knee strain) was placed on the 15-day DL in a corresponding move.
Cunniff was optioned to Triple-A Gwinnett on Tuesday.
The Braves made a flurry of roster moves Tuesday, bringing up John Gant and Shae Simmons to bolster the bullpen. With that, Cunniff was the roster casualty after serving up four earned runs while only recording one out in his most recent appearance. He'll likely continue to work out of the bullpen at Gwinnett, but he could rejoin the Braves after rosters expand later in the week.
Cunniff was recalled to the majors Thursday.
Cunniff had last been sent down less than two weeks ago, but he tossed four scoreless innings with Triple-A Gwinnett in that span and will now get another chance in the major league bullpen. He'll replace Madison Younginer, who was optioned back to the minors in a corresponding move Thursday.
Cunniff has been optioned to Triple-A Gwinnett, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports.
Since being called up by the Braves on August 3, Cunniff has only pitched 3.2 innings for the Braves, giving up three runs and walking four. The 27-year-old will head back to Triple-A Gwinnett where he has a 4.66 ERA in 36.2 relief innings.
Cunniff was recalled from Triple-A Gwinnett on Wednesday, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports.
Cunniff has split the split time between Double-A Mississippi and Triple-A Gwinnett this season. While he dominated at Mississippi, allowing just one run over 12.2 innings, his performance at Gwinnett has been far worse. After 30 games with Gwinnett, Cunniff owns a poor ERA of 4.66 and a 1.31 WHIP. He'll join a weak Atlanta bullpen that has a 4.11 ERA.
Cunniff played in two spring training games for the Braves, totaling 1.1 scoreless innings.
The 27-year-old allowed one hit and struck out three batters in his limited time on the mound this spring. Cunniff played in 39 major league games in 2015, pitching 35 innings with a 4.63 ERA and a 1.40 WHIP. He will begin this season in Triple-A Gwinnett and is not expected to make much of a fantasy impact in 2016 unless major injuries strike the Braves' bullpen.
Cunniff cleared waivers Wednesday and has been assigned to Triple-A Gwinnett.
Cunniff was designated for assignment on Dec. 18 and after going unclaimed on waivers, he will join the Braves' Triple-A affiliate in Gwinnett. He figures to start the 2016 working out of the Gwinnett bullpen.
Cunniff was designated for assignment Friday, David O'Brien of the AJC reports.
The Braves made their acquisition of Emilio Bonifacio official Friday, leading the club to DFA Cunniff in order to add Bonifacio to the 40-man roster. Cunniff had some ups and downs in 2015 out of the Braves bullpen with a 4.63 ERA to go with a 1.40 WHIP and 9.5 K/9. He'll now be subject to waivers after being DFA'd.
The Braves placed reliever Brandon Cunniff on the 15-day disabled list Friday due to a right groin strain. To take his spot on the roster, reliever Sugar Ray Marimon was recalled from Triple-A Gwinnett.
Braves reliever Brandon Cunniff was recalled from Triple-A Gwinnett on Tuesday. To clear a roster spot, reliever Donnie Veal was designated for assignment.
Cunniff went 1-0 with a 2.00 ERA in 10 relief appearances before being demoted to the minors in late April.
Veal had a 10.80 ERA in three relief outings.
The Braves purchased the contracts of right-handed relievers Michael Kohn and John Cornely prior to Friday's contest in Philadelphia against the Phillies, MLB.com reports. Atlanta cleared roster space by demoting Brandon Cunniff and Sugar Ray Marimon down to Triple-A, per the team's official website..
Kohn, 28, began the minor-league season with a 4.32 ERA over 8 1/3 innings of relief. Cornely, 25, held a sterling 1.04 ERA over 8 2/3 innings at Triple-A Gwinnett.
Braves reliever Josh Outman (shoulder) was placed on the 60-day disabled list Monday. The team also announced outfielder Carlos Quentin was designated for assignment and reliever Brandon Cunniff was recalled from Triple-A Gwinnett.
After trading closer Craig Kimbrel, the Braves now have an open spot in their bullpen.
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Braves general manager said Jim Johnson and Jason Grilli could possibly close games, with the team looking at Juan Jaime for that role down the road.
The Braves announced Thursday they optioned reliever Brandon Cunniff to Triple-A Gwinnett. They also added outfielder Joe Benson, who is competing for a spot on the bench, to the non-roster invitee list.
The Braves have added seven players to the 40-man roster on Wednesday.
Mauricio Cabrera, Williams Perez, Kyle Kubitza, Tyrell Jenkins, Yean Carlos Gil, Brandon Cunniff and Jose Peraza all had their contracts purchased on Wednesday. Peraza was the co-winner of the team's Minor League Player of the Year last season.
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