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NL East News: Marlins move O’Grady to bullpen

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The Marlins will now use pitcher Chris O’Grady out of the bullpen. The lefty was recently activated from the disabled list after missing over a month due to a strained oblique.

As a starter, O’Grady pitched a 5.47 ERA over 26.1 innings, recording 26 strikeouts and a 1.56 WHIP. While those are hard numbers to look at, it appears the bullpen is already paying off for the 27-year old. Coming out to face the Mets in the ninth, he allowed a walk and a hit but shut down both lefty batters he faced. Coupled with the improvement on his cutter, O’Grady’s latest role could prove promising.

Here’s what other news and rumors are floating around the National League East: