The Miami Marlins have made another addition on their pitching squad, trading for Baltimore Orioles’ left-hander Richard Bleier in exchange for a player to be named later.
The acquisition comes as Miami’s 40-man roster has been ravaged by COVID-19. As of Saturday morning, 18 Marlins players have tested positive for the illness.
Bleier, a Davie, FL native, is one of Miami’s top trade additions since the off-season. Bleier went 3-0 with a 5.37 ERA and four saves in 53 games last season. The 33-year-old has pitched three scoreless innings in two appearances this season.
Richards cutter is like cutting a steak with a hot knife. He can get out of any situation almost every time without taking damage. His cutter fools some of the best hitters this game has to offer.
Miami isn’t just getting a pitcher that can throw a great cutter, they’re also getting an experienced player with some decent history. Bleier has accumulated a 2.99 ERA with 88 strikeouts in 166 career games played. He heads into his 5th MLB season,, having already played with the New York Yankees and the Orioles.
With the Marlins clubhouse suffering these ongoing effects to its roster, Bleier should expect to get a seat on the bus for the rest of the season. Miami is looking to resume their season in Miami on Tuesday against the Philadelphia Phillies.