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Pirates' Eli Villalobos: Claimed off waivers by PIT
Villalobos was claimed off waivers by the Pirates on Tuesday and optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis.
Villalobos had been designated for assignment Sunday by the Marlins. The 25-year-old right-hander was off to an ugly start this season at Triple-A Jacksonville, but he posted a 2.86 ERA and 101:29 K:BB over 78.2 innings of relief between the Double-A and Triple-A levels in 2022.... See More ... See Less
Marlins' Eli Villalobos: Designated for assignment
The Marlins designated Villalobos for assignment Sunday, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports.
Designating Villabos for assignment clears a spot on the 40-man roster for Devin Smeltzer. The right-hander struggled to an 11.57 ERA over three appearances for the Jumbo Shrimp to open the Triple-A season. If unclaimed, Villalobos likely will remain with Miami as a bullpen option in Jacksonville.... See More ... See Less
Marlins' Eli Villalobos: Dispatched to Triple-A
The Marlins optioned Villalobos to Triple-A Jacksonville on Monday, Christina De Nicola of MLB.com reports.
Villalobos was added to the Marlins' 40-man roster in November, but he'll miss out on a spot in the big club's Opening Day bullpen after giving up two runs on five hits -- including a pair of solo home runs -- and no walks over 4.2 innings in Grapefruit League play. The 27-year-old righty submitted a 2.86 ERA, 1.03 WHIP and 101:29 K:BB while holding opposing batters to a .191 average over 78.2 innings in 2022 between stops at Jacksonville and Double-A Pensacola.... See More ... See Less
|HT/WT: 6-4, 195 lbs|
|Birthplace: La Habra, CA|
|Bats/Throws: R, R|