He hasn’t pitched in the majors since 2010 and is on the wrong side of 30, but the Miami Marlins are giving right-hander John Maine a chance.
The Marlins agreed with the former New York Mets starter to a minor league deal with an invitation to spring training. Maine since he debuted with the Baltimore Orioles in 2004 can boast 108 career major league appearances, all but three of which were starts.
As a member of the Mets from 2006-’10, Maine went 39-32 with a 4.17 ERA in 542 innings. Stops in the Rockies, Red Sox and Yankees organizations since then have not yielded any more major league time. In 2012, he made 16 appearances (15 starts) for the Yankees’ Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre affiliate and went 8-5 with a 4.97 ERA, 31 walks and 66 strikeouts in 79 2/3 innings.