RP - LAA
The Miami Marlins acquired pitcher James Hoyt from the Cleveland Indians in exchange for cash considerations on Saturday.
Hoyt is a journeyman right-hander who was designated for assignment by Cleveland earlier in the week. With the Marlins scrambling for healthy players in the wake of their COVID-19 outbreak, Hoyt could immediately find a role in their bullpen if they are able to play games next week.
After being designated for assignment, right-handed reliever James Hoyt was re-signed by the Indians. He currently holds a spot on the team's 40-man roster.
Hoyt was an interesting reliever for the Astros several years ago, mostly due to his strikeout upside. However, he's spent most of the last two seasons in the minors. He could certainly develop into a fantasy-worthy late-inning arm, but at this point he doesn't hold much value for fantasy purposes.
James Hoyt pitched a clean inning in his MLB debut, striking out two batters while walking one. He did not allow a hit in the Astros 3-1 loss to Toronto.
The 29 year-old looked good in his debut after putting together a stellar 2016 campaign at the Triple-A level. Hoyt is looking to become a regular out of the Astros bullpen and should have a job while Luke Gregerson remains on the DL, but lacks any real fantasy potential.