The Marlins have signed left-hander Ross Detwiler to a major league contract, Craig Mish of Sportsgrid reports. It’s a one-year deal for the CAA Sports client.
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Ross Detwiler is heading to Miami.
Detwiler was the sixth overall pick of the Nationals in 2007, and while he did stick with the organization through 2014, he has bounced around since then. He spent parts of 2015-20 with the Rangers, Braves, Cleveland, Athletics, Mariners and White Sox, and there were multiple independent league stints mixed in there.
Although Detwiler has seldom posted impressive production in the majors, he did perform well out of the White Sox’s bullpen last season, finishing with a 3.20 ERA/3.90 FIP with 6.86 K/9, 2.29 BB/9 and an excellent 58.3 percent ground-ball rate in 19 2/3 innings of work. Detwiler spent all of 2020 as a reliever, and if that’s his role in Miami, he could help a bullpen that ranked last in the National League in ERA (5.50) and FIP (5.65) a season ago.
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