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Jon Rauch agrees to $1 million deal with Marlins

Feb 5, 2013, 4:46 PM EST

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That report about the Marlins being close to a deal with Jose Valverde has been deemed “a typical ploy by Scott Boras,” but Miami has added some veteran bullpen help in the form of Jon Rauch on a one-year contract worth $1 million.

Rauch will presumably act as the primary setup man for closer Steve Cishek, but has some closing experience himself and could work his way into the ninth-inning mix at some point.

Last season Rauch threw 58 innings with a 3.59 ERA and 42/12 K/BB ratio for the Mets and the 6-foot-10 right-hander has posted a sub-4.00 ERA in seven of the past nine seasons. He’s a solid pickup for a team that certainly needs pitching help.

  1. dumbasdirt - Feb 5, 2013 at 7:17 PM

    Rauch and everyone else in the Marlins bullpen will get lots of work because the 4 projected starting pitchers for the Marlins (Nolasco, Alvarez, Eovaldi, & Turner) all had an ERA of around 4.50 last season.

  2. danielisthor - Feb 5, 2013 at 9:10 PM

    Enjoy your half year in Miami. You’ll get traded to a contender in July for their #14 prospect.

  3. bbk1000 - Feb 6, 2013 at 6:56 AM

    That ERA seems more impressive than my memory of him p[itching, who looked great at times and bad at times.

    Thats said he was worth that contract, what are the Mets doing?

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