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Marlins release Jon Rauch

Miami Marlins v Cincinnati Reds

CINCINNATI, OH - APRIL 21: Jon Rauch #60 of the Miami Marlins pitches against the Cincinnati Reds in the seventh inning at Great American Ball Park on April 21, 2013 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Rauch gave up five runs on four hits in only two-thirds inning pitched as the Reds topped the Marlins 10-6. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

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Jon Rauch passed through waivers unclaimed after being designated for assignment last week and the Marlins released the veteran reliever two months into a one-year, $1 million contract.

Rauch was terrible for Miami, allowing 14 runs in 16.2 innings, but he had a 3.59 ERA with good secondary numbers for the Mets last season and a combined 3.75 ERA from 2009-2012. Despite being 6-foot-10 and looking the part of an overpowering reliever Rauch’s raw stuff hasn’t been late-inning caliber for a while now and at age 34 he might simply be done, but I’d be surprised if he doesn’t get another look somewhere as a middle reliever.

Miami’s bullpen ranks 10th in the NL with a 4.07 ERA.