Acquired by the Miami Marlins from the Tampa Bay Rays back on July 3, David Hess made a total of 14 appearances for the Marlins during the 2021 season before rejoining the Rays once again at the end of the season.
Miami Marlins 2021 Season Review: RHP David Hess
After spending a majority of the 2021 season with Triple-A Durham in the Rays organization, Hess joined the Marlins on July 5 where he pitched a scoreless inning against the Dodgers in his debut, which was followed by two more scoreless outings.
The right-hander would however surrender his first runs with Miami on July 10 against Atlanta, which was followed by another rough outing over a week later where Hess surrendered four runs across four innings of relief, his longest single-game outing of his time with the Marlins.
Hess would finish the month of July with a combined 4.61 ERA across 13.2 innings pitched, and would continue to have success until what-was his lone start with Miami on August 8 in Colorado where the right-hander allowed seven runs across one inning. Hess would make one more appearance with the Marlins on August 13, and was DFA’d two days later where he was shortly after sent outright to Triple-A Jacksonville and granted free agency a few days later.
Appearing in a total of 14 games with the Marlins during the 2021 season (one start), Hess would post a combined 2-2 record with an 8.00 ERA across 18 innings pitched. Posting a 1.889 WHIP during that span, Hess would walk a total of 10 batters while striking out 16, with opponents also holding a combined .324/.402/.703 slash line against the right-hander.
In what was his fourth MLB season, Hess played a role in the Marlins bullpen toward the end of the 2021 campaign. As mentioned previously, the right-hander was granted free agency by the Marlins where he would shortly after rejoin the Rays, and is now a free agent.