The Marlins sign Joe Beimel

6 Comments’s Joe Frisaro reports that the Marlins have signed lefty reliever Joe Beimel.

Beimel is 39 and hasn’t been with anyone this year. He had a tryout for the Cubs last week but that went nowhere. Now he’ll report to extended spring training for Miami before heading, presumably, to New Orleans to wait for a chance.

Beimel posted a 3.99 ERA across 47 and a third innings last season for Seattle. He missed the entire 2012 season and only pitched in the miners in 2013 before landing with the Mariners in 2014. But he throws with his left arm so age, shoulder problems, time off, eh, doesn’t matter. Guys like him are The Winter Soldier.