Marlins Designate Clay Hensley For Assignment

The Marlins have designated right-hander Clay Hensley for assignment, reports Danny Knobler of CBSSports.com (via Twitter).  Hensley was considered to be a non-tender candidate by MLBTR's Tim Dierkes, given how the righty was going through arbitration for a second time and looked to earn a raise from his $1.4MM salary. 

Hensley posted a 5.19 ERA in 37 games (nine of them starts) for Miami last year and also had two stints on the disabled list.  As a full-time reliever in 2010, Hensley enjoyed a brilliant season with the Marlins and even got some work closing games.  If healthy, Hensley could be a valuable right-handed asset to a team's bullpen, so it's possible another club might put in a claim.


29 Responses to Marlins Designate Clay Hensley For Assignment Leave a Reply

  1. Triple Hawpes Brewed 4 years ago

    Does that mean other teams can claim him? If so, someone will snatch him up quick, he’s got talent.

    • chico65 4 years ago

      Yeah, hopefully Clay will be malleable enough to fit in well with a new team.  He’s certainly got something to offer to someone else.

      • johnsilver 4 years ago

        I agree and he has done well with the Fish before, but think he was a non tender talent anyway with his poor season.

        many Fish fans probably wouldn’t have minded seeing him back, just at less than what he would have gotten over the 1.4m he received last season and would IMO gotten at least a 200k bump via arbitration.

        probably will clear and just be dumped, but somebody for sure will take a flyer on him, he was an important piece to the Fish BP the last few years.

  2. miamiroc 4 years ago

    I don’t understand this move at all. He’s been good as a starter and at the back end of the bullpen.

    • rsanchez1 4 years ago

      He’s been good in the bullpen, as a starter… not so much.

  3. Alex 4 years ago

    This is surprising. He’s been a useful and versatile arm for them for years.

  4. This is the first Marlins post on a while where I havent screamed and slammed my head against the wall. Little bit of a surprising move

  5. tomymogo 4 years ago

    He was very good in 2010, as a reliever…..Maybe Braves are interested with Fredi and Uggla’s help they can advise Wren

    • Hows Wes Helms working out for ya?

      • tomymogo 4 years ago

        He actually called Fredi to tell him he shouldn’t be a September callup because he had a foot injury and wouldn’t have been productive

  6. Designated doesn’t mean he’s gone yet. This is probably to gauge interest for a trade. Otherwise, he’ll go to the Zephs until we need him. 

    • tomymogo 4 years ago

      No he’ll be released and anybody will be free to sign him

  7. avaela 4 years ago

    I could see him ending up on the Blue Jays this offseason

  8. randyova 4 years ago

    The marlins should trade hanley Ramirez to Boston for youkilis and prospects and sign Aramis Ramirez. ……and they will win 100 games and then lose to boston in the world series. And call it a day..

    • rsanchez1 4 years ago

      More like a 2003 repeat, Red Sox lose to Yankees in ALCS, Yankees lose to Marlins in WS.

      Bonus points if there’s another Bartman repeat.

    • Jim McGrath 4 years ago

      How many prospects or what prospects plus Youk?

    • Jim McGrath 4 years ago

      How many prospects or what prospects plus Youk?

  9. randyova 4 years ago

    The marlins should trade hanley ramirez to boston for kevin youkilis and prospects and then sign aramis ramirez …that would get them 100 wins then lose to the redsox in the world series and call it a day

    • tomymogo 4 years ago

      Maybe trade Hanley to the Mets for David Wright

    • eyedessert 4 years ago

      A bag of balls and Dustin Richardson for Youkilis would be much more of a fair trade.

    • eyedessert 4 years ago

      A bag of balls and Dustin Richardson for Youkilis would be much more of a fair trade.

  10. Christopher Soto 4 years ago

    SOMEONE is going to snatch him up. He’ll prob cost $2.0M after arb. He’ll be an absolute steal.

  11. He was awesome in 2010 but had injury problems last season and his performance suffered. He’d be great on any team though.

  12. Hensley has been a very good reliever the past two seasons, his numbers as a starter make his overall line look misleadingly poor.  A lot of teams should be interested in him,

  13. rsanchez1 4 years ago

    They run him into the ground by making him an “emergency” starter nine times, and now they want to DFA him?

    Real classy, Marlins. Great job not using some of that Albert Pujols money to keep Hensley on the team.

  14. MannyBeingMVP 4 years ago

    Hensley should sign for two years and $4 million as a middle reliever.  I would take him on the Dodgers on those terms to be sure. 

  15. Fred_G_Sanford 4 years ago

    he related to hensley meulens?

  16. setupunchtag 4 years ago

    He looks like a possible ”bounce-back” canidate, as so many relievers yo-yo. The fact he’s been very good suggests he’s got a ceiling that’s pretty valuable. He’ll be a good deal for someone, and he’ll still be a millionaire, as someone named ‘Clay Hensley’ should be. (btw, ‘Hensley Clay’ is a good rich-guy name, too)

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