The Marlins reassigned Morimando to their minor-league camp Tuesday, Ethan Budowsky of FishStripes.com reports.
A non-roster invitee, Morimando was a long shot to earn a spot in the Marlins' Opening Day bullpen. The 28-year-old has two MLB relief appearances to his name, both of which came with Cleveland back in 2016.
Morimando will represent the Blue Jays in the Arizona Fall League, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet reports.
The 25-year-old southpaw, who's split 12 minor-league starts between the Indians and Blue Jays -- including a 5.14 ERA in three starts for Triple-A Buffalo -- will look to improve his big-league chances in the autumn showcase for youngsters. Morimando probably will try fighting for a depth spot on a big-league roster next spring if he performs decently.
The Indians released Morimando (shoulder) on Sunday, Paul Hoynes of Cleveland.com reports.
The transaction clears a spot on the Indians' 40-man roster for lefty reliever Marc Rzepczynski, whose contract was selected from Triple-A Columbus prior to Cleveland's game Sunday in Oakland. Morimando hasn't appeared in the big leagues since 2016 and was limited to five starts for Columbus this season before being shut down in early May with a sore left shoulder. Morimando has yet to return to the mound and will need to prove his health in workouts before signing with another team.
Morimando was placed on the disabled list with Triple-A Columbus due to left shoulder soreness Tuesday.
The southpaw gave up five runs and walked four batters in four innings Monday, so it wouldn't be surprising to find out that the shoulder injury cropped up during that outing. It's unclear how severe the injury is, but Morimando could wind up being out for as little as a week per the minor-league DL rules. Shane Bieber will replace him on the Clippers' active roster for the time being.
Morimando was optioned to Triple-A Columbus on Monday, T.J. Zuppe of The Athletic Cleveland reports.
The 25-year-old lefty had a brief cup of coffee in 2016, giving up six earned runs in 4.2 innings. He had a 4.41 ERA in 26 starts for Columbus last season with an unimpressive 18.4 percent strikeout rate. As a lefty sitting in Triple-A, he'll never be far from a callup to the bullpen, and the Indians have only Tyler Olson (just 36 career innings) and Andrew Miller (too important for a lefty specialist role) as southpaws in relief. He may return to the majors this season, but his track record gives little reason to believe he'll be much of a fantasy asset once he gets there.
The Indians recalled Morimando from Triple-A Columbus on Friday.
The southpaw missed out on an Opening Day roster spot but made 26 starts for the Clippers, though they resulted in a 4.41 ERA. Morimando will serve as a depth piece for the expanded September pitching staff.
Morimando tossed seven shutout innings Thursday, allowing just four hits and one walk while striking out six for Triple-A Columbus.
The left-hander missed out on an Opening Day job with the Indians, then proceeded to pitch terribly at Columbus to open the year. Morimando looks back on track now, though. Over his last two starts, the 24-year-old has logged 13 frames without giving up an earned run while striking out 13. Morimando is a candidate to join the Indians bullpen later in the 2017 campaign.
Morimando picked up his first win of the year for Triple-A Columbus on Wednesday versus Lehigh Valley.
The left-hander was eyeing a big-league job when spring training opened, but was ultimately sent down to provide the organization with rotation depth. Morimando's early-season struggles with Columbus certainly haven't helped his chances of earning a spot start for the Tribe anytime soon. Through four starts, the 24-year-old is 1-3 with a 6.65 ERA and 1.75 WHIP, struggling with command (14:11 K:BB) and getting tagged by opposing hitters (.307 BAA) over 21.2 innings.
Morimando was optioned to Triple-A Columbus on Monday.
Morimando entered camp with a legitimate shot to make the Tribe bullpen, but he'll head back to the minors after struggling over four Cactus Leagues appearances. The left-hander allowed six runs on 12 hits and two walks while striking out 11 over 8.2 innings this spring. Morimando has started 132 games in the minors since 2012, and he'll continue providing the Tribe with rotation depth from Columbus.
Morimando allowed a run on three hits and one walk while striking out two Cubs in Sunday's exhibition matchup.
Even though he allowed a run, Morimando looked solid in his first appearance of the spring. The righty has been a starter throughout his professional career, but will need to adjust his mindset in order to make the Tribe's Opening Day roster. Morimando is a realistic bullpen option that can serve in a long-relief role and possibly make a spot start when needed.
Morimando is in line for innings out of the bullpen in 2017, Keith Law of ESPN reports.
Morimando made his MLB debut last season when he appeared in two games for the Indians. He's a four-pitch guy who's touched 95 mph in short stints, but is mostly average across the board. The southpaw was drafted in 2011 by the Tribe and has compiled a 50-45 record with a 3.25 ERA and 1.31 WHIP over 132 minor league starts. Moving to the bullpen would be a big adjustment, but the team has a surfeit of starters at the moment. With Andrew Miller being used as a late-inning arm, the Indians could use another lefty to complement Ryan Merritt in a mid-relief role.
Morimando was optioned to Triple-A Columbus on Saturday.
After being called up to the club Friday, Morimando will head back down to Columbus after getting rocked around by the Yankees. He allowed four earned runs off three hits and four walks while only striking out one during one inning of work. In a corresponding move, the club recalled T.J. House from Columbus.
Morimando was recalled by the Indians from Triple-A Columbus on Friday.
Morimando is having a good season in five starts for Triple-A Columbus, posting a 2.30 ERA in 31.1 innings. He will rejoin the Indians where he pitched one game in relief earlier in July. Morimando will join the Indians bullpen, most likely serving as a swingman and can also make a spot start if needed.
Morimando was optioned to Triple-A Columbus on Sunday, MLB.com's Jordan Bastian reports
The Indians needed to make a 25-man roster move to facilitate outfielder Abraham Almonte's reinstatement from an 80-game suspension, and Morimando was deemed an expendable piece. Morimando was unlikely to be available for at least the next two games after he tossed 3.2 innings of relief in Saturday's loss, giving up two runs on six hits and a walk.
Morimando was recalled prior to Saturday's game against the Blue Jays, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.
Morimando will be available for Saturday's game after the Indians used up a good amount of their pen in Friday's 19-inning marathon. He accumulated a 10-3 record with a 3.09 ERA in 93.1 innings at Double-A Akron and could make his first appearance in the majors during Saturday's contest.
Morimando was optioned to Triple-A Columbus on Monday.
Morimando has put up consistent numbers as he's progressed through the minor league since being drafted in the 19th round in 2011, and he's coming off of a season in which he posted a 3.18 ERA across 28 Double-A starts. He'll progress to the Triple-A level in 2016 and could have a chance to make his major league debut at some point later in the year.
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