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Pirates claim Jhan Marinez off waivers from Brewers

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The Pittsburgh Pirates have claimed veteran right-handed pitcher Jhan Marinez off waivers from the Milwaukee Brewers.

Marinez has made 15 appearances out of relief for the Brewers so far during the 2017 season, having suffered two losses and allowed 10 earned runs in 16.2 innings of work. In addition to allowing 23 hits in that time span, he has also walked 11 batters.

The 28-year-old right-hander has been around the league since debuting with the Florida Marlins as a 21-year-old back in 2010. That season, he made just four appearances out of the bullpen, before not making it back to the major leagues until 2012 as a member of the Chicago White Sox.

He wouldn’t be back on a 25-man roster until 2016. Last season was spent primarily with the Brewers, after beginning the season as a member of the Tampa Bay Rays. His highest level of sustained success came last season when he made 43 appearances out of relief and posted a 3.22 ERA, while yielding just three home runs in 58.2 innings of work.

He was first signed in April 2006 as an amateur free agent out of Santo Dominigo, Dominican Republic, by the Marlins. His highest claim to fame to this point in his career is being a member of the September 2011 trade between the Marlins and White Sox that saw manager Ozzie Guillen arrive in South Beach.

In addition to the four separate organizations he has appeared with at the major league level, he has also had minor league stints as a member of the Detroit Tigers and Los Angeles Dodgers.

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