Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

MLB ; Reds Trade Straily to Marlins for 3 Minor Leaguers

Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

MLB ; Reds Trade Straily to Marlins for 3 Minor Leaguers

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MIAMI - Replacing Jose Fernandez will be a collective task for the Miami Marlins, with 14-game winner Dan Straily joining the effort Thursday. Miami obtained Straily from the Cincinnati Reds for three minor leaguers, including right-handers Luis Castillo and Austin Brice, both highly regarded prospects in the Marlins' thin system. Outfielder Isaiah White was also dealt to Cincinnati.

Earlier this offseason the Marlins acquired another former Reds pitcher, Edinson Volquez, and they've also added pitchers Jeff Locke, Brad Ziegler and Junichi Tazawa since the death of ace Fernandez in a boating accident last September.

Straily, drafted out of Marshall University in 2009 by Oakland, was the Reds' biggest pitching surprise last year. They claimed the right-hander off waivers three days before the start of the season when their rotation was wiped out by injuries, and he had the best year of his career.

"He locked in last year, Hill said. "Every player has a different development timeline. But we faced him last year and saw a pitcher who had command of the strike zone, and could move the ball in and out and keep hitters off balance.

Straily went 14-8 for the last-place Reds with a 3.76 ERA and 162 strikeouts in 34 games, leading the staff in wins innings and strikeouts.

In 15 starts after the All-Star break, he went 10-2 with a 3.10 ERA. He tied Chicago's Jon Lester and Washington's Max Scherzer for most wins in the NL in the second half.

Straily, 28, has a career record of 27-21 with a 4.24 ERA. The right-hander tied for the most homers allowed in the NL last year with 31, but as a flyball pitcher he's a good fit for spacious Marlins Park.

Miami will be Straily's fifth team since he broke into the majors in 2012. He has also pitched for Oakland, the Cubs and Houston. …

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