Report: Marlins adding Randy Wolf
LOS ANGELES — The Marlins are looking for veteran pitching, and reportedly they have found one in lefty Randy Wolf.
According to Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic, Wolf exercised an out clause in his contract with Triple-A Reno. The 37-year-old reportedly is on his way to join the Marlins.
Wolf last pitched in the big leagues in 2012 with the Orioles. In his 14-year career, the lefty is 132-117 with a 4.20 ERA.
In six starts with Triple-A Reno, Wolf had a 4.50 ERA.
Opportunity with the Marlins is becoming available to relievers with previous big league experience.
In the past few days, the club has designated a couple of hard-throwing right-handers with command issues. Carlos Marmol was let go after Saturday night’s loss at San Diego.
Henry Rodriguez was brought in on Sunday, and he made a couple of appearances for the Marlins before being designated for assignment following Tuesday’s loss to the Dodgers.
Miami also announced Tuesday that lefty Dan Jennings is being optioned to Triple-A New Orleans.
Anthony DeSclafani will have his contract selected from Double-A Jacksonville on Wednesday, and he will start the series finale at Los Angeles.
The team has yet to announce a second move for Wednesday. Wolf will fill the role.
Although they are going through a rough time, the Marlins are surveying the market for parts to help them get through the West Coast road trip while staying within striking distance in the wide-open National League East.
– Joe Frisaro