Marlins bring on Randy Wolf

Updated: May 15, 2014, 3:34 AM ET
By Jayson Stark | ESPN.com

Still reeling from the expected loss of ace Jose Fernandez for the rest of the season, the Miami Marlins signed a one-year contract with veteran left-hander Randy Wolf on Wednesday.

Wolf took the mound immediately for the Marlins on Wednesday night, allowing one run over the final three innings for the save in a 13-3 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Wolf, who is nearly 19 months removed from Tommy John surgery, is expected to move into the Marlins' rotation. Prior to Wednesday, he had not pitched in the major leagues since he ended the 2012 season with the Baltimore Orioles.

Wolf, who turns 38 in August, had been pitching for the Arizona Diamondbacks' Triple-A affiliate in Reno, Nevada, but had a clause in his contract that enabled him to opt out if he had a big league offer elsewhere.

He went 5-1 with a 4.50 ERA in six starts for Reno, with 35 strikeouts in 34 innings.

Wolf has spent 14 seasons in the big leagues, and his 132 wins would rank fourth among active left-handers, behind CC Sabathia (208), Mark Buehrle (193) and Cliff Lee (142).

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

Jayson Stark | email

Senior Writer, ESPN.com

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