Miami Marlins lose pitcher Ryan Jensen off waivers claim by the Minnesota Twins

The Marlins will need more pen help and depth on AAA Jacksonville

Feb 27, 2023; Salt River Pima-Maricopa, Arizona, USA;   Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Ryan Jensen
Feb 27, 2023; Salt River Pima-Maricopa, Arizona, USA; Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Ryan Jensen / Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports
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The Miami Marlins claimed pitcher Ryan Jensen off waivers from the Seattle Mariners in November. The pitcher wasn’t for long with the Marlins as he was designated for assignment and claimed off waivers again by the Minnesota Twins. The Marlins saw great potential in Jensen and he was progressing this past season in AAA. 

Miami Marlins have lost a potential minor league depth pitcher

The Marlins designated Ryan Jensen for assignment on December 20th after trading cash with the Pirates for Roddery Munoz. Munoz had major league experience with the Pirates and Jensen minor league experience with potential so the Twins were ready to acquire him. The Marlins missed out on a good one with this loss as Jensen could have fought for a spot on the roster in 2024. 

Jensen was on the 40 man roster of the Cubs and Mariners this past year and each time he was designated for assignment he was claimed by another team. Jensen had a combined stat line between three teams of a 5.32 ERA over 43 games. Jensen did especially well his last assignment in the AAA Mariners club where he appeared in 13 games. Jensen posted a 3.18 ERA in 13 games and he held opponents to a 2.14 average. 

The Marlins bullpen could use some help as they lost David Robertson to free agency. Peter Bendix will have to find another solution to add to the needed depth which could come via spring training but other options are certainly warranted. 

In other roster updates, former Miami Marlins Catcher Jacob Stallings signs a 1 year deal with the Colorado Rockies. Stallings will make $2 million guaranteed including a 2025 mutual option for $500,000. Stallings was destined to find an opportunity somewhere as a veteran catcher, and backup option and now it has been determined where. 

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