The Marlins have acquired 38-year old lefty reliever Arthur Rhodes from the Mariners for 22-year old righty starting pitcher Gaby Hernandez. Rhodes should help the Marlins late in games and he should also give Reynel Pinto a break once in a while so he’s doesn’t burn out. Rhodes has pitched in 36 games (0 starts) for the Mariners this season and he is 2-1 with 1 save, a 2.86 ERA and a 1.36 WHIP. He has whiffed 26 batters in only 22 innings this season which shows that he still has good stuff. Rhodes has now pitched in 689 games (61 starts) in his major league career and he is 77-61 with 31 saves, a 4.28 ERA and a 1.33 WHIP.
Gaby Hernandez was the #6 prospect in the Marlins’ minor league system coming into this season according to Baseball America. But, things have not gone well in the minors with him this season. Hernandez has started 17 games in AA+AAA ball this season and he is 5-8 with a 6.47 ERA and a 1.65 WHIP. It was a risk giving up Hernandez who still has time to turn things around but the Marlins are going for it right now so it makes sense.