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Marlins take three players in Rule 5 Draft

The Marlins acquired outfielder Alfredo Silverio from the Los Angeles Dodgers, pitcher Braulio Lara from the Tampa Bay Rays and pitcher Tyler Kehrer from the Los Angeles Angels in the Major League phase of the Rule 5 Draft on Thursday morning.

Silverio, 25, missed the entire 2012 season recovering from Tommy John surgery. He posted a .306 average (163x533) with 90 runs scored, 42 doubles, 18 triples, 16 home runs and 85 RBI in 132 games with double-A Chattanooga in 2011, earning Southern League All-Star honors. Silverio was signed by the Dodgers in 2003 as a non-drafted free agent and has compiled a career average of .287 with 372 runs scored, 147 doubles, 45 triples, 65 home runs and 358 RBI in 654 games.

Lara, 23, was 6-10 with a 5.71 ERA (112.0 IP/71 ER) in 25 games, including 21 starts, with single-A Charlotte in the Tampa Bay Rays system. In 93 career minor league games, the Bani, Dominican Republic native has gone 24-30 with a 4.41 ERA (387.2/190).

Kehrer, 24, went 2-3 with a 5.82 ERA (38.2 IP/25 ER) in 33 games for Inland Empire last season. In 109 career appearances, the 2009 Compensation round A pick of the Los Angeles Angels has gone 13-12 with a 4.72 ERA (257.1/135).


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boycott these low lifes

see, they are reinvesting the money received in the salary dump


I'm telling you all, bring on the Middle Relievers galore for next season.

Step right up Misters Lara and Kehrer

Flav C.


Marlins FO has Dr. James Andrews in their speed dial, in case arms start to fall off.

No worries.

boycott Marlins&Marlins Park

Loria is selling tickets & parking to something called the World Music Awards at Marlins Park on Dec 20. The nerve of this scumbag . Dont put any more money in this carpetbaggers pocket.

Stan M

Love your comment about middle relievers. So true. Even if these kids do well, the innings pitched will not be there. Good post!



Flav C.

If any team is looking for a reliable bench guy, pinch-hitter, and why not, an utility infielder, our fan favorite Jorge Cantu is doing pretty good in the Mexican Winter Pacific League, hitting .315 in 108 at bats, with an .403 OBP and a fantastic .996 OPS, with 9 HRs to go along.

As far as "you-know-who" or, the wonder-kid who once was ROY in 2009, he continues to tread waters. After 90 at bats playing winter ball in the Dominican Republic, he's displaying a dismal .213, striking out 30% of his at bats.

father flanigan

forget about cogz...let him eat wafers


blog is dead..total apathy and lack of interest

Flav C.

"A hustler has to get out of town as quick as he can, but a good con-man - he doesn't have to leave until he wants to".

That was James Woods' character (Gabriel Caine) in "Diggstown", explaining the difference between a "hustler" and a "con-man".

Flav C.

The Marlins could reverse their stance on trading Giancarlo Stanton, opines MLB.com's Joe Frisaro, if the Rangers are desperate to add another big bat and were willing to offer Jurickson Profar or Mike Olt in a deal. Frisaro also thinks Miami could be a trade match with the Angels as Peter Bourjos "has been on the Marlins' radar for a while."
Read more at http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/#bAujBgzq7FKQaa8O.99

Dick Young's Ghost

How many Marlins hats and jersey's will Frisaro sell THIS holiday season....Frisaro is a freakin joke to Baseball writers everywhere, a total boot licking lackey. Zero credibility.

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