Marlins Designate Renyel Pinto For Assignment

The Marlins have designated lefty reliever Renyel Pinto for assignment, tweets's Joe Frisaro. The move clears a roster spot for reliever Tim Wood, who was recalled from Triple-A. 

Pinto, 27 next month, had a 2.80 ERA in 15.2 innings for Florida this year, striking out 16 to eight walks. He has actually fared better against righthanded batters in his career than lefties. Pinto is owed approximately $640K for the remainder of the season, and he will be under team control for both the 2011 and 2012 seasons.

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  1. Walt Jocketty…..yeah. Please get this one done.

  2. msr71 5 years ago

    how bout trade for aki straight up?

  3. mets, and then option mejia to AAA to be a starter

  4. johnsilver 5 years ago

    Buyer beware. This ain’t the same Pinto of prior years. Giving up that bomb to hamilton tonight must have been the final straw tonight and WHAT a bomb it was to dead CF in Land Shark stadium. Take a look at it anyone thinking of wanting to add this guy to their favorite team’s BP..

  5. vtadave 5 years ago

    So he got cut based on one hit? A left-hander with a 2.70 ERA and a 16:9 K:BB in 16.2 innings will get a lot of play. There has to be something more to this one, as there are FAR worse pitchers still with jobs. Just look at anyone not name Heilman in the Arizona bullpen.

  6. johnsilver 5 years ago

    The Fish BP is awful as well VTADave and Pinto last couple years is/was an integral part of, but those numbers of his this year are very deceiving, he just was not good when they needed him at all. Maybe a new team and he can find that magic, but hangers like he has been leaving up all year isn’t going to cut it and he has never been a power guy with the FB.

    • vtadave 5 years ago

      Pinto has walked fewer batters and struck out more this year over last. The HR to Hamilton was the first he’s allowed all year and he’s throwing a tick harder. The only real negative besides the still-high walk rate is that he’s allowing more flyballs. Yeah that catches up to him a bit at some pioint, but still – a 2.70 ERA.

  7. jdub220 5 years ago

    Josh Byrnes, do it. Just re-DFA Boyer.

    • jdub220 5 years ago

      And might I add, we don’t have any lefties, not a single one.

  8. ludafish 5 years ago

    Pinto’s ERA is very deceptive. Inherited runners seem to always score if they are in scoring position. can anyone find that number for us? i know we have some saber metric guys out there. i feel like all last year that i watched him come in with runners on they would score…. i am so excited since it seems like the team is finally fed up. the marlins should be doing so much better….we should be competing…right now we’re garbage. im not saying the marlins should be first, but man we should be about 4 over AT LEAST and in this race. at this rate i barely see a winning record.

    • Yankees420 5 years ago

      Pinto has allowed 36 inherited runners to score out of 128 career inherited runners, for a ~28% IS, on the season he allowed 5 out of 12 inherited runners to score, for a 42% IS.

  9. crashcameron 5 years ago

    another dave duncan project?

  10. formerdraftpick 5 years ago

    The Pirates can trade away Lopez or Donnelly for a prospect and pick up the Pinto Bean.

  11. Maybe the numbers are deceptive or maybe the Fish weren’t using him properly? He let them down when they needed him? Maybe they overestimated him or maybe they put him in positions that he couldn’t succeed in? The post notes that he’s fared better against righties than lefties, were they using him as a loogy? I don’t know but the numbers seem good enough, if he’s been a disappointment maybe it’s not so much his fault as the fault of expectations and usage. Could be wrong but no doubt he’s going to hook on somewhere else, hopefully we find out.

    • johnsilver 5 years ago

      Fish BP is just awful, not sure how to say it any other way. other than Clay hensley and tankersley.. Nobody is getting the job done. this is (yet) one another of those cases where stats lie and eyes and plain facts of what a guy has done for the team tells the plain truth.

      Pinto was a VITAL part of the Fish BP the last 2 seasons and his “stats” look worse, but he was just brutal this year, watch some of the fish games, or replays and you will see it, it ain’t hard to notice either.

  12. dbacknation 5 years ago

    Agreed jdub. This screams Dbacks all the way. Do it Josh Byrnes.

  13. Well if he’s better at getting righties out than lefties why would his job be to get lefties out? Put your players in a position to fail and most likely they will.

  14. ludafish 5 years ago

    The marlins tried pinto everywhere. set up, lefty specialist, long reliever, and he was even a starter in the minors. he failed everywhere. as i asked earlier he let 5 of 12 inherited runners to score this year, and those 5 runners were mostly in crucial situations. after watching him for years he is just terrible. constantly he was brought into a game, walk the first 2 guys, get pulled and someone would magically bail him out. and as whileaway pointed out, 2 outs RISP hitters are hitting .360. pathetic. he is bullpen cancer….i feel like the only thing ive seen the guy do is walk people.

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