By Jason Shetler
The Pirates have announced that pitcher Jhan Marinez has been claimed off waivers from the Milwaukee Brewers. He was designated for assignment by Milwaukee on Monday. No corresponding move has been made from the Pirates as of yet.
After a stint with the Chicago White Sox in 2012, Marinez returned to the big leagues last year with the Tampa Bay Rays. In May, he was dealt to the Brewers in a cash deal. Combined with both clubs, his ERA was 3.18, while he posted a 136 ERA+ in 46 appearances.
Marinez appeared in 15 games this season for the Brewers, as he had a 5.40 ERA, along with an ERA+ of 84. However, there was very unsustainable bad luck involved, with a .396 BABIP. Marinez throws very hard, putting up an average fastball velocity of 95.4 mph this season. He also was inducing groundballs at a 57% clip.