Brian Fuentes Drawing Interest

Brian Fuentes cleared release waivers and six teams are showing interest in him, Jon Heyman of reports (on Twitter). The Athletics released Fuentes earlier this week, so the left-hander can now sign with another team for a pro-rated portion of the MLB minimum salary.

In 25 innings for the Athletics this year Fuentes posted a 6.84 ERA with 6.5 K/9 and 3.6 BB/9. The 36-year-old Beverly Hills Sports Council client is in the second year of a two-year, $10.5MM contract he signed following the 2010 season.

The Cardinals showed interest in Fuentes earlier this month, but the Dodgers and Athletics are not interested. For an expanded look at the market for left-handed relief, click here.

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9 Comments on "Brian Fuentes Drawing Interest"

3 years 21 days ago

you mean the dodgers and angels aren’t showing interest? not the athletics…who just released him…

3 years 21 days ago

I guess I am surprised that the Athletics are NOT showing interest…
so strange!

3 years 21 days ago

I asked Jon Heyman on Twitter, Are Mets a possibility? Only have to pay the pro-rated league minimum to sign him, I think it’s worth the shot, BP needs HELP!

3 years 21 days ago

I really don’t get why anyone would be interested

3 years 21 days ago

Look at his numbers over his career in the 2nd half and you’ll find out why. He’s a career 2.97 ERA reliever (.216 Vs hitters).

Melvin McMurf
3 years 21 days ago

the article didnt mention that all 6 teams are little league

3 years 21 days ago

He will be a Cardinal.

3 years 21 days ago

I hope not….

Ron Loreski
3 years 21 days ago

Maybe releasing and re-signing will be in Moneyball 2.