Marlins Sign Shawn Hill

The Marlins have signed right-hander Shawn Hill to a minor league contract, reports's Joe Frisaro.  Hill is invited to Spring Training and will earn $600K if he makes the club.

Hill, 29, broke into the majors with Montreal in 2004 and most recently made four starts for Toronto last season.  The Jays released Hill to make room for Rajai Davis in November.  Hill has a career 4.74 ERA and a 2.04 K/BB ratio in 44 Major League starts and has undergone two Tommy John surgeries in his young career.  Hill pitched well in both the majors and minors for the Jays last year, and if he stays healthy, could be a nice high-upside addition to Florida's staff.

8 Responses to Marlins Sign Shawn Hill Leave a Reply

  1. FrankTheFunkasaurusRex 5 years ago

    good pickup by the marlins. the guy can still pitch well

  2. mike292929 5 years ago

    I was kind of upset when the Jays released him. Good pickup for the fish, I was surprised he lasted this long without a team.

  3. good deal for the marlins. seem to be putting a good pitching staff together.

  4. adammyst 5 years ago

    He’ll be a nice insurance policy. Between Hill and Sanabia, the Marlins should be able to replace up to 2 starters, if necessary, with sub-5.00 ERA guys, both with control.
    That’s a pretty nice luxury to have, especially for a team with the Marlins payroll constraints (even with the ~$60 MM payroll this year).

    • Encarnacion's Parrot 5 years ago

      With his career ground ball rate being about 50%, he should be able to put up a 4.00 FIP.

  5. AJCBE 5 years ago

    I thought this would have been a smart pickup for the Yankees. He’s more likely to work out than Bartolo Colon IMO.

  6. lefty177 5 years ago

    2 TJ surguries already at 29? I don’t remember his motion, does he shortarm it or what?

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