The Miami Marlins traded one of their fan favorite players over the offseason in first baseman Logan Morrison. Morrison disgruntled the Marlins’ front office too many times for him to stay in South Florida any longer. Plus, his lack of ability to stay healthy was a bit concerning as well. Morrison went to the Seattle Mariners, and in return, the Marlins received reliever Carter Capps.
Capps started the season off in the minors after not making the roster, but after Arquimedes Caminero allowed a walk-off home run to Atlanta Braves catcher Evan Gattis Monday, it was time to send him down to work on some mechanics. Caminero holds a 13.50 ERA in 4.2 innings. Capps was doing well in the minors with Triple-A New Orleans. He posted a 1.64 ERA in 11 innings of work, and will now get a chance to prove himself with the Marlins.
Miami had no use for him at the end of Spring Training because Brad Hand and Kevin Slowey had such great springs, and when Jacob Turner went down with injury, it made it impossible for Capps to come up. Now, the bullpen is not incredibly great outside of Steve Cishek and A.J. Ramos. Lefty specialist Mike Dunn has been especially bad with an 8.31 ERA in 8.2 innings.
Capps will have a chance to create even more stability in the Marlins’ bullpen. Miami is on the road this weekend against the hot New York Mets. Miami needs some wins after dropping two of three from the Braves.