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Randy Wolf opts out of deal with Diamondbacks, signs with Marlins

May 14, 2014, 1:49 PM EDT

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UPDATE: Jayson Stark of ESPN.com reports that Wolf has immediately signed with the Marlins and will presumably step into Jose Fernandez’s vacant rotation spot.

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For the second time this season veteran left-hander Randy Wolf has opted out of a minor-league contract, asking for his release from the Diamondbacks after signing with Arizona a month ago.

Wolf previously asked to be released by the Mariners at the end of spring training despite securing a spot in their Opening Day rotation because he balked at agreeing to a 45-day release waiver request. And now the 37-year-old is a free agent again while trying to make a successful comeback from Tommy John surgery that knocked him out for all of 2013.

Wolf started six games at Triple-A for the Diamondbacks and struck out 35 batters in 34 innings, but he also walked 18 and posted a 4.50 ERA. His best shot to get back to the majors might be shifting to the bullpen.

  1. TheMorningStar - May 14, 2014 at 1:54 PM

    Mr. Wolf, its Mr. Cashman holding on line one….

  2. garryfish - May 14, 2014 at 2:03 PM

    Here come the Yankees

  3. mattinglyschmidt - May 14, 2014 at 2:13 PM

    Here come the Marlins

    • mattinglyschmidt - May 14, 2014 at 3:13 PM

      Guess I was right! (I wrote my first comment before the update!)

      • TheMorningStar - May 14, 2014 at 5:09 PM

        Good call!

        I just gave myself a ‘tumbs down’, ha ha.

  4. oldrenn1 - May 15, 2014 at 9:29 AM

    I still remember the WolfPack in Philly …… Good luck Randy !

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