Marlins Offseason: Free Agent Relief Pitchers Still Available

MIAMI, FL - JUNE 09: Josh Tomlin #32 of the Atlanta Braves pitches for the save in the twelfth inning against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park on June 9, 2019 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - JUNE 09: Josh Tomlin #32 of the Atlanta Braves pitches for the save in the twelfth inning against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park on June 9, 2019 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images) /
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CHICAGO, ILLINOIS – JULY 17: Brandon Kintzler #20 of the Chicago Cubs. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) /

Going both by his 1.7 WAR and his 1.018 WHIP, right-hander Brandon Kintzler is coming off the best season of his 10-season major league career. A six-foot-even Las Vegas, NV native, Kintzler has played for the Milwaukee Brewers, the Minnesota Twins, the Washington Nationals, and the Chicago Cubs. He’s 20-20 with a 3.37 ERA over 430 appearances, with 49 saves.

Last season with the Cubs, Kintzler was 3-3 with a 2.68 ERA in 62 games, and allowed 45 hits in 57 innings of work. His 166 ERA+ was also the best mark of his career. If the Marlins can’t lock up Cishek, Kintzler would be a good consolation prize.

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HOUSTON, TEXAS – OCTOBER 30: Daniel Hudson #44 of the Washington Nationals. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images) /

The six-foot-three, 225 lb. Daniel Hudson is probably best known right now as the player who threw the last pitch of the 2019 playoffs (pictured). A 10-season MLB veteran, Hudson has also played for the Chicago White Sox, the Arizona Diamondbacks, the Pittsburgh Pirates, the Los Angeles Dodgers, and the Toronto Blue Jays.

Last season between the Jays and the Nats, Hudson worked out a 9-3 record over 69 appearances, with a 2.47 ERA and 71 strikeouts in 73 innings. Now 32-years-old, Hudson posted a 1.137 WHIP in 2019, limiting the opposition to only 6.9 hits per nine innings.

Hudson is 49-35 overall, with a 3.83 ERA and 17 saves during his career. He’s also able to start in a pinch, and actually took 33 turns in the Diamondbacks rotation in 2011, going 16-12.

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