The Rangers have announced a deal with the Marlins involving two minor leaguer players. Lefty Eric Jokisch, who had been outrighted to Triple-A by Miami, will head to Texas in exchange for infielder Pedro Ciriaco.
The 26-year-old Jokisch lost his 40-man spot with the Marlins in a recent series of roster moves. He had pitched to a 4.37 ERA in 35 Triple-A frames on the year, but had recorded just 22 strikeouts while issuing 16 free passes.
Ciriaco, meanwhile, has appeared in six straight major league campaigns but has yet to do so in 2016. The light-hitting 30-year-old is known mostly for his high-quality glovework. He was playing on a minor league deal.
Decent acquisition for Texas. Jokisch still has plenty of potential as a lefty out of the pen or as a back-end starter.
He’s a local boy I’ve followed for a long time and would love to see him breakthrough. I think his upside is long relief, at this point.
Has anyone played for more teams than Pedro Ciriaco?
Octavio Dotel, your welcome
Also Edwin Jackson
This will be Ciriaco’s 8th team
can we count the rangers as. major league team? has he had an AB for them?
Since when is Ciriaco a good defensive player? Versatile, very much so, but pretty much fair but no better anywhere. He runs very well, goes on occasional big offensive spurts.