Marlins Avoid Arbitration With Juan Carlos Oviedo

The Marlins avoided arbitration with reliever Juan Carlos Oviedo by agreeing to a $6MM deal, tweets Joe Capozzi of the Palm Beach Post.  The former Leo Nunez and former Marlins closer is represented by Wasserman Media Group.  He's on the restricted list as he sorts out issues relating to his use of a false identity.  Oviedo receives a $2.35MM raise for his last season before free agency.    

As MLBTR's arbitration tracker shows, the Marlins still have Emilio Bonifacio, Edward Mujica, and Anibal Sanchez on the agenda.


17 Responses to Marlins Avoid Arbitration With Juan Carlos Oviedo Leave a Reply

  1. formerdraftpick 4 years ago

    Was Juan-Leo Carlos Oviedo Nunez Especial really worth $6mil considering his situation? 

  2. vtadave 4 years ago

    Seems they could have non-tendered him and better spent that $$$ elsewhere.

  3. NYBravosFan10 4 years ago

    i thought the dropped this guy…

  4. If MLB keeps him on the restricted list, is he even eligible to collect?

  5. If MLB keeps him on the restricted list, is he even eligible to collect?

    • rsanchez1 4 years ago

      It’s the Marlins keeping him on their restricted list, and he won’t see a dime until he plays on a major league roster.

  6. CandyMaldonadoLand 4 years ago

    This guy will always be Leo Nunez to me. Always.

    • rsanchez1 4 years ago

      He’ll always be a liar who cost JJ and each starter around five games a season to me.

  7. CandyMaldonadoLand 4 years ago

    This guy will always be Leo Nunez to me. Always.

  8. Alex 4 years ago

    Pretty surprised here, thought for sure they’d non-tender him.

  9. vinniemiller 4 years ago

    So, fake identity+4.06 ERA as a closer=$2.35 million raise.

  10. vtadave 4 years ago

    7.7 K/9 and 2.9 and still throws in the 93-96 range, but yeah really, $6 million?

  11. rsanchez1 4 years ago

    He’s overpaid. The best the Marlins could hope for is there’s another team desperate enough for a closer that they’ll trade a decent reliever + prospects for Oviedo. Hopefully that team hasn’t paid attention to how many games Oviedo has let get away from him as Nunez. Maybe they’ll just associate Oviedo with feeling really good since it always made them feel really good that he was pitching.

    • Karkat 4 years ago

      If there were teams that desperate for a closer, Madson would’ve gotten a multiyear deal and Cordero would be somewhere by now.

  12. Tyler Jedrzejak 4 years ago

    So let me get this straight…He lied, sucks at his job really….and just isnt needed anymore..and he gets to not only keep his job…BUT collect checks still AND get a raise by 2mil +….i think i am in the wrong profession because i would have been fired for lying, fired for sucking, and escorted out with both..

  13. formerdraftpick 4 years ago

    He’ll have to go to the “checks cashed” place in the hood.

  14. rsanchez1 4 years ago

    He’ll only get paid if he ever reaches a major league roster, and even then he’ll only be paid prorated to how much time he’s spent in the Majors that season.

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