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The Miami Marlins have reportedly claimed right-hander Declan Cronin off waivers from the Houston Astros. Cronin, who made his MLB debut with the White Sox in 2023, has shown potential with his sinker-slider arsenal and impressive ground-ball rates.
The Marlins have claimed right-hander Declan Cronin off waivers from the Astros, reports Ari Alexander of KPRC-2 in Houston. He was designated for assignment last week.
Cronin's performance in the minor leagues has been solid, as he recorded a 3.83 ERA in Triple-A last season with a high ground-ball rate. He still has multiple minor league option years remaining and could become a valuable bullpen asset for the Marlins if he continues to develop.
While Cronin's cup of coffee in the big leagues doesn't stand out, his combination of lofty ground-ball rates and plus spin on his slider has piqued the interest of a few teams now.