LOS ANGELES -- Anthony DeSclafani is scheduled to make his major league debut tonight for the Marlins. But it could be one and done deal for the rookie as the Marlins have signed 37-year-old veteran Randy Wolf (see stats here), who has not picked in the big leagues since 2012, to a one year deal and intend to put him in their rotation.
According to the Arizona Republic, Wolf opted out of his contract with the Diamondbacks and was headed to the Marlins. ESPN's Jayson Stark was the first to report the Marlins intended to put Wolf in their rotation.
Wolf will fill the roster spot created late last night when the Marlins designated Henry Rodriguez for assignment and optioned Dan Jennings to Triple A New Orleans. It's possible the Marlins could keep DeSclafani on the roster and use him out of the bullpen. But so far the Marlins haven't announced the Wolf signing, so more details will come later.
Wolf, a lefty, did not pitch at all in 2013 after undergoing Tommy John surgery for a second time. He had gone 5-1 with a 4.50 ERA in six starts at Triple A Reno this season. He last pitched on May 9.
Over a career that began in 1999 with Philadelphia, Wolf is 132-117 with a 4.20 ERA. He has also pitched for Dodgers, Padres, Astros, Brewers and Orioles.