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Marlins Designate Pair of Lefty Relievers for Assignment

As an unapologetic Marlins apologist, I find myself scratching my head at their recent decision to designate two left-handers to make room for recently acquired Matt Joyce and Brandon Kintzler.

There were far more reasonable players to designate than Jarlin Garcia and Jose Quijada. Granted, Quijada failed to live up to his minor league pedigree, with a 7.9 walk rate and a 1.797 WHIP. But Garcia?

Garcia ranked seventh on the 2019 Marlins with 1.3 Wins Above Replacement, the highest mark in the bullpen. His 141 ERA+ was easily the best mark on the team, well over the 116 figure that since-departed Tyler Kinley posted.