Marlins trade for Nate Robertson



The Marlins trade Jay Voss to the Tigers for Nate Robertson and cash.

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The Marlins have acquired LHP Nate Robertson and cash from the Tigers for LHP Jay Voss.  Robertson, traded by Florida to Detroit in 2003, is 51-69 in his career.

Robertson is set to make $10 million this season, hopefully, the Marlins got a lot of cash.  Robertson had surgery in the offseason to repair a groin injury and judging by his spring training numbers:  3 GS, 19.2 IP, 18 H, 7 BB, 19 K and an ERA 3.66, he seems no worse for the wear. 

He is a basic fast ball, slider and change pitcher.  When he is right, he will induce more ground balls than fly balls.  Which may or may not be a good thing depending on how our defense is playing.

No word yet on whether the Marlins are looking to use him as the fifth starter becoming the only lefty in the rotation or if  they envision him coming out of the pen.  My guess is they are planning to start him.

But whatever the case, Welcome back Nate.

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