As the Miami Marlins added players to their 40-man roster in preparation for December’s Rule 5 draft, it meant risking losing players on waivers to other clubs. The Marlins’ first victim became minor league lefty Edgar Olmos, who was reportedly claimed off waivers by the Seattle Mariners on Thursday.
Olmos, 24, spent all of 2014 in the minor leagues, splitting time between Double-A Jacksonville and Triple-A New Orleans. Over 77.2 innings pitched across both levels, he posted a 4.06 ERA and 1.300 WHIP along with a 8.2 H/9 and solid 7.0 K/9 rate.
He did not earn a call up this year but made a brief appearance with the Marlins in 2013. In five games that year Olmos had a 7.20 ERA and gave up a pair of home runs in five innings.
Olmos was drafted out of high school by the Marlins in the third round of the 2008 draft. Originally a starting pitcher, Olmos transitioned to a reliever role in 2012.
Despite his regression in the minors in 2014, Olmos potentially could have competed for a spot in the Marlins bullpen in Spring Training as a lefty specialist. That point is moot however as he now belongs to the Mariners organization.
The Marlins 40-man roster is now maxed out. Teams have until Thursday at 11:59 PM ET to protect players from the Rule 5 draft which takes place December 11 at the conclusion of the Winter Meetings in San Diego.