Jhan Marinez, Relief Pitcher, Texas Rangers
Date of Birth: 8/12/1988
Birthplace: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Jhan Marinez, relief pitcher for the Texas Rangers, was first signed by the Miami Marlins in 2006. He played in the Marlins' minor league system from 2006 through 2011, joining the Marlins for just 4 games in 2010. He was a starting pitcher only in 2007.
The Marlins traded Marinez to the Chicago White Sox in September, 2011. He spent most of 2012 again in the minors, pitching just 2.2 innings in 2 games with the White Sox. He spent the entire 2013 season in the minors.
Marinez became a free agent on November 4, 2013. He signed a minor league contract with the Detroit Tigers on November 18th. He was released on May 17, 2014, without having played in any games with the Tigers.
After being released by the Tigers, Marinez signed a minor league contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers on May 19, 2014. He spent the entire 2014 season in the minors.
The Tampa Bay Rays signed Marinez to a minor league contract on December 17, 2014. In 2015, he once again spent the entire season in the minors.
Marinez was traded to the Milwaukee Brewers on May 13, 2016. He finally had a full season in the majors in 2016, finishing with no wins and 1 loss, 50 strikeouts to 21 walks, and a 3.18 ERA in 3 games with the Rays and 43 games with the Brewers.
The Brewers designated Marinez for assignment on May 15, 2017. He was claimed off waivers by the Pittsburgh Pirates on May 19th. He was designated for assignment by the Pirates on August 5th. The Rangers claimed him off waivers on August 10th. He was designated for assignment on September 1st.