Another Miami Marlins transaction and more!
By Neil Raymond
The Miami Marlins were on a streak of winning series, but the Atlanta Braves have sadly ended that streak last night. I also wrote about some Miami Marlins news recently and now there's more... The Arizona Diamondbacks released starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner, after a disappointing tenure on the team. Are The Fish interested in signing him? I have some news on that! There's also some news on right handed relief pitcher Jeff Lindgren and a potential extension...
The Miami Marlins made a decision on signing Madison Bumgarner.
There's some bad news for right handed relief pitcher Jeff Lindgren. He's been outrighted back down to AAA. He was designated for assignment first, but after not being claimed by any team, he ended up being sent back down to the Minor Leagues. He was actually designated for assignment earlier this season, after producing an abysmal 7.20 ERA/5.14 FIP with 0.0 K/9 and 5.4 BB/9 in a game and 5.0 innings pitched.
Jeff Lindgren has been a disappointment so far in his Miami Marlins career, and there isn't much reason for optimism. He's still only 26 years old, so there's a chance that he will get a call-up in the future. In the meantime, Lindgren will have to try to get back on track in the Minor Leagues.
In other Miami Marlins news, The Fish will not be pursuing free agent starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner. Bumgarner was an elite ace for the San Francisco Giants from 2009-2019, producing a 3.13 ERA/3.32 FIP with 8.7 K/9 and 2.1 BB/9 in 289 games and 1846.0 innings pitched. Things fell of a cliff for him upon signing with the Arizona Diamondbacks. From 2020-2023 he produced an abysmal 5.23 ERA/5.18 FIP, with 6.8 K/9 and 2.9 BB/9 in 69 games and 363.1 innings pitched. Aarizona released him a few days ago, and The Fish will not be signing him.
In final news, the Miami Marlins are yet to start contract extension negotiations with 2B Luis Arraez. The star second baseman may be on his way to a NL batting title, currently batting .421/.482/.553 in 21 games and 76 AB. He is the Major League leader in both batting average and OBP. Hopefully an extension is eventually discussed and completed.