Hoyt pitched for the Astros from 2016 to 2018, appearing in 66 games and recording a 4.40 ERA and 94 strikeouts. The 33-year-old Hoyt played in eight games for the Indians last season, garnering a 2.16 ERA and 10 strikeouts over 8.1 innings.
Hoyt joins the Marlins as a solid low-budget acquisition as the club continues to re-stock its 40-man roster after 18 players tested positive for COVID-19 this week.
He becomes the sixth pitcher acquired by the Marlins following the COVID-19 outbreak. RHP Mike Morin, RHP Justin Shafer, LHP Josh D. Smith, Pat Venditte and LHP Richard Bleier have all joined the club.
And while Hoyt isn’t the best addition Miami has made this week, he could use his playoff experience to establish a leadership role and guide the young club.
The Marlins look to use Hoyt and all of their recent pickups in their hopeful restart on Tuesday, commencing a four-game Series against the Baltimore Orioles.