Moves on the horizon?
It didn’t take long for the Ronny Paulino situation to resolve itself. Indeed, Paulino was the odd catcher out in Philadelphia. While the Marlins didn’t dismiss the prospect of bringing him in, they didn’t pursue him that hard either.
On Friday night it was announced that Paulino was dealt to the Giants for lefty reliever Jack Taschner.
Taschner, meanwhile, fit the bill for what the Marlins were looking for, a lefty with big league service time.
With so few catching options out there, expect the Marlins to go with Mike Rabelo or Brett Hayes as John Baker’s backup.
Other catching candidates who project to be available include Adam Melhuse, who isn’t part of the Rangers plans.
There isn’t much out there, barring trying to make a significant trade.
The Marlins appear to be in the market for a veteran left-handed bat off the bench to serve as a pinch-hit, spot starter option. And lefty relief help is high on the list.
– Joe Frisaro