Leave it to the Marlins to sniff out an aging veteran pitcher and add him to their roster. They've done it again with just turned (July 4) 37-year-old right-hander Brendan Donnelly, who has been with practically every organization in the majors at one time or another. Actually, the Marlins will be his 10th organization. But who's counting?
The Marlins announced this morning that they had signed Donnelly, a free agent, and added him to their 25-man roster. At the same time, the Marlins placed RHP Chris Leroux on the 15-day disabled list with right shoulder inflammation.
Donnelly brings plenty of baggage, as one would expect from a player who has bounced around as much as he has. Here's his Wiki He was a replacement player in 1995, named in the Mitchell Report in '07, appeared in the '02 World Series with Anaheim, etc. He hasn't pitched in the majors since he was with Cleveland in 2008.
Most recently, he had appeared in 24 games (2-0, 1.75) with Round Rock, Houston's Triple A affiliate.