The Marlins acquired left-handed reliever Hunter Cervenka from the Braves in exchange for prospects Michael Mader and Anfernee Seymour, according to FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal. FanRag Sports’ Tommy Stokke was the first to report the deal.
Miami expressed interest in Cervenka in advance of the non-waiver trade deadline but was unable to complete a deal.
Cervenka, 26, made his major league debut this season and is having success with Atlanta. Over 34.0 innings, he’s pitched to a 3.18 ERA and 3.95 FIP.
Cervenka is averaging just more than six walks per nine innings (6.1), which is notable given his 9.3 K/9 figure.
Seymour was Miami’s eighth-best prospect, according to MLB.com. With Class-A as a shortstop, he’s stolen 36 bases. Mader, 22, was Miami’s third round pick in 2014.
Mike Dunn has served as the lone left-handed reliever in Miami’s bullpen this season. He hasn’t had much success against lefties in his career, but lefties are batting .143 against Cervenka this year.
Miami’s bullpen lost a late inning reliever when David Phelps was moved to the starting rotation earlier this week after Colin Rea was sent back to San Diego.
The Marlins’ bullpen has pitched to a 3.67 ERA, which ranks seventh in the National League.