Miami Marlins make notable transactions

A.J. Puk
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The Miami Marlins made some transactions that will be affecting the bullpen going forward. The closing situation especially so. A player is back from the injured list and another player is going back down to the Minor Leagues. What's going on? Who is back? Who is going back down? As I answer these questions, look at who's currently of note there. Also take a moment to see why a certain Fish slugger deserves the NL MVP award.

Miami Marlins made some bullpen transactions.

The Miami Marlins demoted relief pitcher George Soriano back down to the Minor Leagues. The 24 year old right hander was worth 0.1 WAR in a small sample this season. He produced a 2.70 ERA/3.58 FIP, with 5.4 K/9 and 3.6 BB/9 in 4 games and 10.0 innings pitched. The strikeout rate is nothing exciting, and the walk rate seems a little high. The ERA and FIP however look pretty good to me. I expect Soriano to be back up at some point later in the season.

Dylan Floro has filled in at closer while A.J. Puk has been injured. Floro has a 4.21 ERA/3.40 FIP, with 8.8 K/9 and 2.8 BB/9. The ERA is obviously worse than his FIP, implying that a bounce back is in the cards. He currently has 7 saves for the season. Floro will now go back to regular relief pitching duties. Why? A.J. Puk is finally back from the injured list!

The Miami Marlins activated A.J. Puk from the injured list last night! Puk has been phenomenal as the closer this season. He produced a 3.07 ERA/3.28 FIP, with 11.7 K/9 and 1.8 BB/9 in 15 games and 14.2 innings pitched. He added 6 saves to those results. It's going to be a big boost to the Miami Marlins bullpen to have the closer back.

George Soriano got a taste of the Major Leagues and will be back sooner rather than later. Dylan Floro will go back to being the set-up man, and A.J. Puk is back to close games for The Fish once again. The Miami Marlins bullpen looks better going forward.

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