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Florida Marlins claim Dan Meyer off waivers

As Y08Marlin reported in yesterday's Chum Bucket, the Marlins claimed Dan Meyer off the waiver wire.

The Marlins added to their pitching depth Monday by claiming left-hander Dan Meyer off waivers from the Oakland Athletics.

Meyer, 27, has started and been used as a reliever in the A's organization. He was 0-4 with a 7.48 ERA in 11 games in 2008,...


Marlins manager Fredi Gonzalez is familiar with Meyer, who was a first-round draft choice of the Braves in 2002 and made his debut in 2004, pitching in two games. Gonzalez was a coach on that Braves staff.

Meyer's career record is 0-6 with a 7.63 ERA in 19 games and seven starts.


But it even gets better (or worse, you decide) than his 0-6 record with a 7.63 ERA.

Meyer allows 11.9 H/9, 4.70 BB/9, 6.26 K/9 with a WHIP of 1.76. 

Wild thing you make my heart sing, you walk everything...

Meyer is a fast ball, change, slider type of pitcher, who will get the chance to make the Marlins bullpen in spring training.

It is true he was a highly touted prospect about four years ago, but up until this point in his career, he hasn't panned out.  Obviously, the Marlins see something in him that they may be able to adjust or they wouldn't have claimed him.

Theoretically, he could have some upside potential, but he will face stiff competition for a lefty bullpen slot.  The Marlins already have young lefties in the system you have posted better numbers than Meyer's in the majors.

But what the heck, welcome aboard Dan.