The future is bright for the Fish, despite getting swept by the first place Braves and losing Jose Fernandez for the year. So bright, they want to make some moves now to put out some fires now.
Bryan Morris was acquired from the Pittsburgh Pirates for the 39th overall pick in the draft, which starts this Thursday. The Marlins recently lost Carter Capps with a right elbow sprain – adding to the potential pile of problems with arms that have plagued the Fish of late.
With the 24th ranked bullpen in the bigs, the Marlins also made another move – they are signing former Marlins reliever Kevin Gregg. Gregg, 36, had 33 saves with a 3.48 ERA for the Cubs just last season. Pending a physical, he should get some time in the minors before getting a call up to help bolster the pen.
The Marlins are unafraid of going after older veterans at this point, but it hasn’t always panned out. Rafael Furcal was signed to start the season to man 2B but has yet to make an appearance for the team. Miguel Tejada is getting some seasoning at AA Jacksonville and may join the team sometime soon after he completes his suspension and gets some practice in. The Fish also added Randy Wolf, former Marlin-slayer, to give some veteran innings to their young rotation.