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Marlins claim Odrisamer Despaigne off waivers

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The Marlins have claimed right-handed pitcher Odrisamer Despaigne off of waivers from the Baltimore Orioles and have designated infielder Robert Andino for assignment, according to Joe Capozzi of The Palm Beach Post.

Although he was a starter early in his career with the San Diego Padres, Despaigne has worked exclusively out of the bullpen for Baltimore this season as a long reliever. He has posted a 5.60 ERA with a 1.72 WHIP and a 1.13 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 27.1 innings for Baltimore in 2016. Despaigne was designated for assignment by the Orioles on September 5.

Despaigne had a 4.42 ERA over 34 starts in his two seasons with San Diego, so the Marlins could put him in the rotaion, but he will most likely be used out of the bulllpen.

To make room for Despaigne on the 40-man roster, the Marlins have designated Robert Andino for assignment, who has batted .292 in only 24 plate appearances for Miami this season. Andino has pretty much lost any playing time since Derek Dietrich and Justin Bour returned from injury.

According to Joe Frisaro on Twitter, Despaigne will join the Marlins on Friday in Philadelphia.