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Jesus Delgado claimed off waivers

The Marlins were making room on the 40-man roster and placed Jesus Delgado on waivers in order to send in down to minors, it didn't work.

Former Marlins right-hander Jesus Delgado was claimed off waivers by the Mariners on Sunday.

Delgado, 24, made just two appearances in 2008, giving up a run in two innings of work. The Venezuela native spent most of the season in Double-A Carolina, where he went 5-2 with a 3.45 ERA.


Then again I guess the making room on the 40-man roster did work.

Delgado didn't have the best of springs 

He pitched in three innings and allowed four runs.  However I'm sure his showing in the spring wasn't the reason the Marlins chose to remove him from the 40-man roster.

The Marlins needed a spot on the roster and they took a chance on moving the 24 year-old right hander and the plan was to hope to keep him in the organization.  But as always, hope is not a plan and it didn't work.

With any luck for Delgado, he will catch on with the Mariners big club.