The Marlins have outrighted left-hander Adam Conley to Triple-A Wichita, the team announced. Conley’s now out of the Marlins’ 60-man player pool and off their 40-man roster, but he’ll remain part of the organization, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com tweets.
Conley, who was one of many Marlins to land on the injured list because of the coronavirus earlier in the summer, hasn’t pitched at all this year. The club designated Conley for assignment Aug. 31.
At his peak from 2015-16, Conley was a valuable part of the Marlins’ pitching staff (primarily as a starter). He posted a 3.82 ERA/4.07 FIP during that 200 1/3-inning span, but his production has been unpalatable since then. Dating back to 2017, Conley has seen his velocity soar from the high-80s/low-90s range to around 95 mph as a reliever, yet he has logged an unsightly 5.76 ERA/5.02 FIP across 214 frames.
Going forward, the 30-year-old Conley still has another two arbitration-eligible seasons left. However, considering the way the past few seasons have gone, it’s very much in question whether he’ll pitch for Miami again.