Miami Marlins: 10 former players to consider bringing back in 2022

Matt Melton
MIAMI, FL - AUGUST 25: Brad Hand #52 of the Miami Marlins looks on during the game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Marlins Park on August 25, 2015 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Rob Foldy/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - AUGUST 25: Brad Hand #52 of the Miami Marlins looks on during the game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Marlins Park on August 25, 2015 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Rob Foldy/Getty Images) /
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6. Derek Dietrich

A super utility player for the Miami Marlins from 2013-18, could the club bring back Dietrich in 2022?

Despite spending the entire 2021 season in the minor leagues with the Yankees and Nationals, Dietrich has had success in recent years since leaving Miami hitting 19 home runs across 113 games with Cincinnati in 2019, as well as five across 25 games in 2020 with Texas.

Having extensive experience at multiple positions defensively, the 32-year-old would be a proven super utility option to bring back to Miami, a place where Dietrich has had success before.

5. Cameron Maybin

On the topic of bringing back former positional players, the Marlins need help in center field. Why not bring back Maybin?

No, the 34-year-old would not be the starter with Miami in center field, but is a proven bench option who has appeared in a career 873 games at the position at the major league level, as well as having extensive experience in both left and right field.

While he only appeared in a combined 31 games (MLB and Triple-A) with the Mets in 2021, the former Florida Marlin (2008-10) has seen success in recent years slashing .285/.364/.494 with a career-high 11 home runs across 82 games with the Yankees back in 2019.

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