The Marlins have announced to reporters, including Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald, that they have selected the contract of left-hander Sean Nolin. Right-hander George Soriano was optioned to make room on the active roster while righty Jeff Lindgren was designated for assignment to open a spot on the 40-man.
Nolin, 33, is a journeyman to the extreme. A Blue Jays draft pick back in 2010, he then bounced around to the systems of the Athletics, Rockies, White Sox and Mariners, before expanding his range to independent ball and overseas. He spent the 2020 season with the Seibu Lions in Japan, returned to North America in 2021 for a stint with the Nationals and then went to the Kia Tigers in Korea last year. He posted a 2.47 ERA in 124 innings with the Tigers last year.
Nolin returned to North America this offseason, signing a minor league deal with the Twins in February. It was reported over the weekend that the Marlins had acquired him from the Twins and he’ll now join the big league club. He made one appearance in Triple-A, logging four innings on Wednesday. He’ll give a fresh arm to a pitching staff that has been taxed in a few ways of late. Injuries to Johnny Cueto and Trevor Rogers have dealt a few blows to the rotation. The club also had to play a doubleheader on Saturday, using nine different pitchers to get through that twin bill against the Guardians. Nolin has a career 5.74 ERA in 18 games, eight of those in the 2013-2015 period before getting 10 more with the Nats in 2021.
As for Lindgren, 26, this is the second time this year he has been selected to the roster and quickly designated for assignment, even though the season is just a few weeks old. Since he cleared waivers and was outrighted the first time, he’ll now have the right to reject a second outright and elect free agency if he clears waivers again. He got a five-inning emergency outing in his first stint but didn’t get into a game this time around. He posted a 4.21 ERA in the minors last year.
Avisail Garcia LOVES analytics; it got him 50 MILLION$+, even though he’s been a LIFELONG AAAA player.
Remember the Josh Donaldson trade? Sean Nolin, Franklin Barreto, Kendall Graveman, and a year of Brett Lawrie. Moneyball!
Brett Lawrie got blacklisted out of MLB for simply being too annoying of a teammate. Not many out there like him. Has a huge WAR for his career too.
I was in attendance for his ML debut…dude got LIT up. Haven’t heard this name in ages.
Billy Beane picked Nolin and Graveman over Stroman in the Donaldson trade because he wanted 4 players, not 3 (moronic logic) and my lord was that a bad move.
For Love of the Game
Like taking a nickel instead of a dime because it’s bigger?
Ah yes top Jays prospect Sean Nolin. Part of the big 3 pitching prospects they had back then with Daniel Norris and Aaron Sanchez
Ah yes top Jays prospect Sean Nolin. Part of that big 3 they had with Aaron Sanchez and Daniel Norris.