Fantasy Baseball Draft: Closer Status for 2015
MAR 20, 7:30a ET | Adam Meyer
Rotowire: Mar 20 / 8:34p ET
News: Dunn tossed a scoreless inning Friday against the Braves, allowing one hit and one walk with two strikeouts.
Impact: After getting lit up for four earned runs in his previous appearance, the lefty settled down a bit as he continues to get ready for Opening Day. While Dunn's spring numbers are tough to swallow, he's proven to be a workhorse out the Miami bullpen while appearing in 75 games in each of the past two seasons. Dunn racked up 22 holds for the Marlins last season and is positioned once again to perform well again as a late-inning left-hander to complement setup man A.J. Ramos as the bridge to closer Steve Cishek.
Rotowire: Feb 8 / 8:50p ET
News: Dunn signed a two-year, $5.8 million contract to avoid arbitration, MLB.com's Joe Frisaro reports.
Impact: Dunn was an effective reliever for Miami in 2013 and 2014, but his win total (10) last season was incredibly fluky, and he only has four career saves. While he doesn't appear to be next in line for saves in the event of a Steve Cishek injury, Dunn has shown an ability to retire both left-handed and right-handed batters. If the Miami bullpen is unusually injury-plagued, Dunn could thus be an option to close games.
StatsLLC: Feb 8 / 12:00a ET
News: Dunn has agreed to a $5.8 million, two-year contract with the Miami Marlins and will avoid arbitration. The left-hander's sports agency tweeted an announcement of the deal Sunday, and the Marlins confirmed an agreement.
Impact: Dunn went 10-6 with a 3.16 ERA in 57 innings for Miami last year, all in relief. This season will be his fifth with the Marlins, and he has a career ERA of 3.36.