Marlins release Jon Rauch

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Jon Rauch passed through waivers unclaimed after being designated for assignment last week and the Marlins released the veteran reliever two months into a one-year, $1 million contract.

Rauch was terrible for Miami, allowing 14 runs in 16.2 innings, but he had a 3.59 ERA with good secondary numbers for the Mets last season and a combined 3.75 ERA from 2009-2012. Despite being 6-foot-10 and looking the part of an overpowering reliever Rauch’s raw stuff hasn’t been late-inning caliber for a while now and at age 34 he might simply be done, but I’d be surprised if he doesn’t get another look somewhere as a middle reliever.

Miami’s bullpen ranks 10th in the NL with a 4.07 ERA.