Miami Marlins: Recapping the offseason additions so far
By Matt Melton
With the MLB Lockout currently happening, there can obviously be no free agent signings or trades made until that lockout ends. With this, it provides an opportunity to look back at the moves that have been made across baseball so far this offseason, and there are few teams that have made more-impactful moves at the major league level than the Miami Marlins.
What offseason moves have the Miami Marlins made?
The Miami Marlins have been active so far this offseason through free agency, trades, and a few notable contract extensions with current players. For the sake of this article however, this will solely take a look at Miami’s offseason additions so far.
The Marlins have added many key pieces to the 2022 major league roster this offseason, as well as a few notable minor league free agent signings. Here is a look at all seven of the Marlins offseason additions so far, a group that includes three trades and four free agent signings, beginning with Miami’s first move from almost a month ago.
RHP Louis Head
The Marlins first acquisition of the offseason came in mid-November when the club acquired Head in a trade with the Tampa Bay Rays for a PTBNL.
A 31-year-old right-hander, Head made his major league debut with Tampa Bay during the 2021 season where he made 27 appearances posting a 2-0 record with a 2.31 ERA. Going back-and-forth between the Rays and Triple-A Durham, Head also made 26 appearances with the Bulls posting a combined 2.20 ERA.
Head will likely begin the 2022 season as a member of the Marlins bullpen in a similar role, even potentially seeing time as a starter when Miami’s opts-to go with a bullpen game.