Miami Marlins keep recently designated player in the system

The Fish are keeping a recently designated reliever
Woo-Suk Go
Woo-Suk Go / John E. Moore III/GettyImages

The Miami Marlins grabbed some headlines yesterday by parting ways with RF Avisail Garcia. The Fish will still have to pay his salary, but it's a move that makes it clear that winning is in fact the team's goal. This news has been welcomed by Fish fans and brought some optimism for this season. In the meantime, there's more news regarding recently designated for assignment players. Let's take a look...

Woo-Suk Go is staying in the Miami Marlins system.

Woo-Suk Go was an elite closer in South Korea, before signing with the San Diego Padres in the off-season. Go has never pitched in the Majors, but has some intriguing results in the KBO in South Korea. In 2022, he had a 1.48 ERA with 11.9 K/9 and 3.1 BB/9 for example. He wasn't a s good in 2023, when he produced a 3.68 ERA with 12.1 K/9 and 4.5 BB/9. The control was obviously questionable, but the strikeout rate was clearly elite.

Go pitched for both the Miami Marlins and the San Diego Padres in the Minor Leagues. There, he produced a 3.80 ERA with a less impressive 7.6 K/9 and an improved 2.5 BB/9. He hasn't been particularly impressive in general. He's getting paid $2.25 million this season and the same salary next season. Since he wasn't claimed by any other team, he's now going to AAA and is off of The Fish's 40-man roster.

Will we ever see Woo-Suk Go pitching for The Fish this or next season? The recent removal of him from the 40-man roster signals that there might not be any plans to do that however. The bottom line results are not impressive and it seems that management is just not impressed by him. I do expect him to eventually get at least one chance, unless he really struggles going forward. It's pretty clear that he was only included in the Luis Arraez trade as a salary dump.

It's hard to say if Woo-Suk Go ever pitches for the Miami Marlins. At least the team has another bullpen option in the Minor Leagues.

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