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Miami Marlins pass on Joe Beimel

The club promoted Jarlin Garcia and likely passed on Beimel as a result.

Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

The Marlins passed on signing veteran lefty Joe Beimel, according to Clark Spencer of The Miami Herald.

Beimel was expected to report to extended Spring Training, but it's possible he wasn't going to be ready as quickly as the Marlins were hoping he would be.

Beimel, 39, had a fair amount of success pitching out of the Mariners bullpen between in 2014 and 2015. Over 92.1 combined innings, he pitched to a 3.12 ERA.

Miami signed Beimel after designating Craig Breslow for assignment, leaving the club without a left-handed relief option in its bullpen.

While the Marlins went a few days without a left-handed reliever to call on, Jarlin Garcia was promoted from Double-A Jacksonville on Sunday.

Garcia, 23, pitched to a 4.04 ERA and 3.94 FIP over 35.2 innings in Double-A before being promoted.

Since veteran Mike Dunn opened the season on the disabled list, the Marlins haven't had a left-handed reliever to routinely turn to.