Marlins waive former Herd star Dan Straily

March 26, 2019

HUNTINGTON — The Miami Marlins placed former Marshall University pitcher Dan Straily on release waivers Monday.

Straily will become a free agent unless claimed by another club by Wednesday at 1 p.m. If Straily clears waivers, he’ll receive 45 days worth of termination pay and can can sign with any club for any amount of money.

Straily, 30, was acquired from Cincinnati in a January 2017 trade that sent right-handed pitchers Luis Castillo and Austin Brice and minor league outfielder Zeek White to the Reds. Straily made 33 starts for Miami in his first year with the club and 23 in 2018, hurling 304 innings of 4.20 ERA ball, averaging 8.0 strikeouts, 3.3 walks and 1.5 homers allowed per nine innings pitched.

Miami and Straily agreed to a $5 million salary earlier this winter, avoiding arbitration, but by releasing him before opening day the Marlins save about $3.8 million.

The Oakland A’s selected Straily in the 24th-round of the 2009 MLB Draft. He pitched for Oakland, the Chicago Cubs, Houston Astros, the Reds and the Marlins. He also was a member of the San Diego organization, but didn’t appear in the majors with the Padres.