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Marlins Designate Jon Rauch For Assignment

THURSDAY: The Marlins have released Rauch, according to the MLB.com transactions page yesterday.  The person running that page jumped the gun, however, a source tells MLBTR, as the pitcher has not yet been officially released.

FRIDAY: The Marlins have announced that right-hander Jon Rauch has been designated for assignment.  The move creates a spot on the 40-man roster for Duane Below, who was recently claimed off waivers from the Tigers. 

Rauch signed a one-year, $1MM deal with the Marlins in February, but pitched to a 6.89 ERA with 8.0 K/9 and 3.4 BB/9 in 15 2/3 innings.  The 34-year-old owns a career 3.88 ERA with 7.2 K/9 and 2.7 BB/9 over 594 big league innings.  Before he signed with Miami, the Brewers were among the clubs with interest in Rauch.

Tim Dierkes contributed to this post.


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