RP - FA
Updating a previous item, the Miami Marlins did not in fact sign veteran lefty Joe Beimel.
There were several reports surfacing that the Marlins had signed Beimel, even that he was reporting to extended spring training. Instead, the Marlins passed on signing Beimel after seeing him pitch.
The Miami Marlins signed veteran lefty reliever Joe Beimel to a minor league contract. He will report to extended spring training for starters.
After the disastrous failures of Chris Narveson and Craig Breslow, the Marlins are left without a veteran left handed reliever. Rookie Jarlin Garcia is currently in the pen, but has not yet thrown his first major league pitch. Beimel, if he still has "it", will likely join the Marlins bullpen sometime in June.
Joe Beimel relieved starter Mike Montgomery and consequently gave up the deciding home run to Alex Rodriguez. In 0.2 IP Beimel gave up one run, one walk, while striking out two batters.
The 38-year-old reliever had not given up a run in July, but could not keep the streak alive surrending a home run. With only 27 IP on the season, Beimel should not be owned in any format unless his role within the Mariners bullpen changes.
Joe Beimel was the first man out of the bullpen, starting the eighth inning and threw one pitch to Kole Calhoun who immediately grounded-out. It was the only batter Beimel faced.
In Beimel's season-debut it was effective and short. He was brought in for a situational out and did his job, recording that out in one pitch. Until his role is formed in the Mariners bullpen, he should be left alone in all formats.