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John Maine | Relief Pitcher

Team: Miami Marlins
Age / DOB:  (36) / 5/8/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 200
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Charlotte
Drafted: 2002 / Rd. 6 (0) / BAL

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Marlins designated RHP John Maine for assignment.
Maine allowed 10 runs over 7 1/3 innings, including six over two frames Thursday. Tom Koehler has taken his spot as the team's long man in the bullpen. Fri, Apr 19, 2013 12:43:00 PM

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Marlins purchased the contract of RHP John Maine from Triple-A New Orleans.

Maine failed to win a rotation spot, but he'll be happy with a long relief role after failing to make it up to the majors the last two years. It's possible he'll get a chance to start down the line.
Sun, Mar 31, 2013 01:20:00 PM

John Maine pitched two perfect innings in relief against the Yankees on Friday.

Maine has allowed one run and two hits in five innings this spring. He's still a long shot to break camp with a rotation spot, but if he goes down to Triple-A and turns in a strong April, he could get a chance.
Fri, Mar 8, 2013 04:34:00 PM

John Maine allowed one run in two innings of work Saturday in the Marlins' 8-3 victory over the Cardinals.

Maine last pitched in the majors on May 20, 2010, but he's in the running for a spot in Miami's rotation this spring. The only damage against him today was a David Freese solo homer.
Sat, Feb 23, 2013 05:03:00 PM

Marlins manager Mike Redmond indicated on Friday that John Maine is "in the mix" for a spot in the starting rotation.

The 31-year-old righty hasn't appeared in the majors since the 2010 season and spent the entire 2012 campaign with the Yankees' Triple-A affiliate, where he posted a 4.97 ERA and 1.34 WHIP over 15 starts. Now that he's fully healthy, it's not out of the question that he could earn one of the final rotation spots with a strong effort this spring. However, he has a long way to go to get back on the fantasy radar.
Fri, Feb 22, 2013 09:57:00 PM

Marlins signed RHP John Maine to a minor league contract.

Maine hasn't appeared in the majors since 2010 and spent last season with the Yankees' Triple-A affiliate. He'll look to provide insurance as organizational depth with the Marlins. The deal is expected to include a spring training invite.
Sun, Dec 23, 2012 06:33:00 PM

Yankees signed RHP John Maine to a minor league contract.

Evan Drellich of reported earlier Friday that a deal was close, and it's now been finalized. Maine, who hasn't appeared in the majors since 2010, will provide rotation insurance at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
Fri, May 25, 2012 10:59:00 AM

Evan Drellich of reports that the Yankees will sign John Maine to a minor league contract.

The veteran right-hander was released by the Red Sox earlier this month before making it out of extended spring training, but he's since worked out for the Yankees, who evidently liked what they saw. He'll probably join the rotation at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
Fri, May 25, 2012 10:29:00 AM

Red Sox released RHP John Maine.

The 32-year-old right-hander signed a minor league contract in January but never made it out of extended spring training. Maine posted an ugly 7.43 ERA over 11 starts with the Rockies' Triple-A affiliate last season before leaving the team in June following more shoulder issues. He should be able to land a minor league contract from a new organization, but his odds of making it back to the big leagues are close to nonexistent.
Thu, May 10, 2012 01:27:00 PM

Red Sox signed RHP John Maine to a minor league contract.

Per Alex Speier of, the deal does not include a spring training invite. Maine posted an ugly 7.43 ERA over 11 starts with the Rockies' Triple-A affiliate last season before leaving the team in June following more shoulder issues. The 30-year-old right-hander has pitched primarily as a starter during his career, but plans to try his hand as a reliever.
Fri, Jan 27, 2012 05:06:00 PM

According to Andy Martino of the New York Daily News, free agent right-hander John Maine "feels healthy" and "will be looking for a team this winter."

Maine posted a horrific 7.43 ERA and 2.07 WHIP across 11 starts at Triple-A Colorado Springs this season before a shoulder injury left him unable to pitch. He's had the past several months to fully recover and should be able to land a minor league contract from a new organization this offseason. But it's fair to say that his days as a reliable major league pitcher are far behind him. He was even considering retirement back in June.
Mon, Nov 7, 2011 02:56:00 PM

John Maine is mulling retirement after his latest poor start Monday for Triple-A Colorado Springs.

Maine allowed 10 hits and eight runs in 4 1/3 innings Monday and now has posted a 7.43 ERA with a 35/37 K/BB ratio over 46 innings. He also dealt with some shoulder soreness last month and has yet to pitch more than 4 1/3 innings since early May. For now, he's taking a leave of absence while weighing his options. Even if he does decide to keep rolling, it's clear he's a long way from contributing in the majors.
Wed, Jun 22, 2011 08:46:00 PM

John Maine hasn't pitched for Triple-A Colorado Springs since May 3 due to shoulder soreness.

That's no good. Maine is, of course, working his way back from shoulder surgery. He has an opt out clause on June 1, but he's unlikely to exercise it if he's hurt. The Rockies need a spot starter next Saturday due to Tuesday's doubleheader, but obviously Maine won't be under consideration unless he experiences a miraculous recovery. Greg Reynolds seems like the most likely option for that start.
Source: Denver Post
Sat, May 21, 2011 09:41:00 AM

John Maine will open the year at Triple-A.

It's the right call, maybe the only call. Maine is still building strength in his arm from shoulder surgery and can work out any remaining kinks down on the farm while Esmil Rogers gets a shot in the early-season big league rotation. If Rogers falters, which seems likely, Maine will act as a potentially solid insurance man.
Thu, Mar 24, 2011 05:47:00 PM

John Maine gave up five runs -- one earned -- on four hits and two walks over three innings Saturday against the Reds in his first start of the spring.

He obviously wasn't helped out by his defense, but Maine wasn't too sharp in this one. It's not surprising, given how little he's pitched over the last eight months. Maine could make the team as a long man out of the bullpen or possibly be placed on the DL while he builds up his innings.
Sat, Mar 19, 2011 05:47:00 PM

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