Marlins Release Hunter Jones

The Marlins released Hunter Jones, according to Joe Capozzi of the Palm Beach Post (via Twitter). Jones and Jose Alvarez joined the Marlins last November in the Jeremy Hermida deal. Jones, who was born about 80 miles from Miami, appeared in three major league games in early May and held the opposition scoreless in 1.2 innings. 

In 45.1 innings for the Triple A New Orleans Zephyrs, Jones has a 4.17 ERA with 6.2 K/9 and 4.4 BB/9 this season. The 26-year-old left-hander relies on a high-80s fastball and a high-70s slider, according to data on FanGraphs. MLB.com's Joe Frisaro reports that Jones will likely undergo Tommy John surgery (Twitter link). The Marlins have offered to re-sign him for 2011.


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7 Comments on "Marlins Release Hunter Jones"


johnsilver
5 years 2 months ago

Figured Jones would get a chance with the Fish as a reliever, especially as awful as the present corp that they have has been and for some reason they tried to turn him into a starter, even though he had been relieving in the Boston organization for years prior to coming over to Florida. Maybe because he had better righty splits than lefty, but he still was decent in his minor league numbers.

He’ll catch on somewhere as another AAAA guy would think.

whitesoxfan066
5 years 2 months ago

white sox should get this guy to replace williams in the pen

coolstorybro222
5 years 2 months ago

I don’t want to jump the gun here, but the marlins might kick themselves if he turns out good somewhere else.

I know I did when Joey Devine became good and we traded him.

formerdraftpick
5 years 2 months ago

Go git em Pirates

bigpat
5 years 2 months ago

I get a kick out of some of the Marlins trades. They’ve made some good ones sometimes, but others are just straight up salary dumps. Trading one worthless player for two of them. That Willingham and Olsen trade was still brutal, though.

I guess it’s better to have a cheap bad player than an expensive one who isn’t much better. Hermida isn’t really a starter in this league.

johnsilver
5 years 2 months ago

Hermida was a classic Marlins salary dump, pure and simple. Alvarez was only one they were thinking had any real LT chance of helping anyway and Hunter was a reach, but still thought him getting a fresh start with an organization that needed so many BP arms coming into this year, the last thing they would do is try to remake him into something he was not.. A starter..

Rabbethan
5 years 2 months ago

He’s on the minor league DL and is probably going to need Tommy John. The Marlins needed to open up a spot on the 40-man with a couple guys coming up today so this move makes sense. He’ll probably still end up sticking with them.