The Marlins made a move to bolster their bullpen Sunday by acquiring bullpen workhorse Ron Villone from the Seattle Mariners. Villone is 2-3 with a 2.45 ERA and 41K’s in 40.1IP.
The Marlins sent Yorman Bazardo, a highly regarded relief prospect within the Marlins organization, and Mike Flannery to the Mariners. Bazardo, however, has been disappointing at the big league level. He has a great fastball but strangely doesn’t seem to generate a lot of strikeouts.
To make room for Villone, John Riedling was optioned to AAA Alberquerque.