Miami Marlins claim Seattle Mariners minor leaguer Ryan Jensen off waivers

Bendix is at it again

Feb 23, 2023; Mesa, AZ, USA; Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Ryan Jensen (84) poses for images during
Feb 23, 2023; Mesa, AZ, USA; Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Ryan Jensen (84) poses for images during / Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports
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The Miami Marlins have added another player to the 40 man roster and minor leagues. The former 2019 Cubs first round draft pick Ryan Jensen is 26 and should get a shot at the roster for the Marlins come spring time. Is this yet another great depth move for Peter Bendix to start out his tenure with the fish, let’s take a look at him. 

Ryan Jensen could potentially make the Marlins roster in the spring

Jensen pitched at both the AA and AAA levels last year and ended with the Mariners AAA team in Tacoma. The Tacoma team plays for in the Pacific Coast League which is a hitter friendly league and pitchers can struggle at times to do well as a result. Jensen actually had his best starts of the summer with Tacoma as he posted a 3.18 ERA over 11.1 innings with a 1.5 WHIP. All of his appearances were out of the pen and he had no starts in AAA. 

The Marlins will need some bullpen pitchers next season and as such Jensen could fit the bill. He would be playing in a pitcher friendly park in Miami and that might help his cause even more for relief pitching. Jensen had a high strikeout rate with 9.5 per 9 innings and 0 home runs in his time in Tacoma. The Chicago Cubs were actually wanting to keep him with him but he did not get through waivers last season. 

Jensen will definitely be a player to watch this spring training. The Marlins have a few openings in the pen he could win a spot in if he can put on a show this spring. My guess is he makes his major league debut sometime in the 2024 season and he could bring a spark to the bullpen with his mid-90s heat. 

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