February 20, 2024

Marlins acquire RHP Darren McCaughan from Mariners for cash

MIAMI — The Miami Marlins acquired right-hander Darren McCaughan from Seattle for cash Friday after the Mariners positioned him on waivers earlier within the week.

The 27-year-old McCaughan has pitched in 5 main league video games, posting a 7.07 ERA in 14 innings. He made one begin in 2021.

McCaughan spent most of final season with Seattle’s Triple-A Tacoma affiliate, the place he made 25 begins and went 7-8 with a 5.83 ERA. He threw one full sport and struck out 130 batters over 139 innings.

Seattle waived McCaughan on Wednesday to clear a 40-man roster spot after claiming outfielder Canaan Smith-Njigba, the brother of Seattle Seahawks extensive receiver Jaxon Smith-Njigba, off waivers.

To open a spot for McCaughan, the Marlins designated outfielder Peyton Burdick for project.