The Marlins have signed veteran right-hander Arlo Guthrie, pending a physical, a source confirmed to MLB.com on Monday. Guthrie will report to Triple-A New Orleans upon completion of the physical. The deal was first reported by Rolling Stone’s Ken Rosenthal.
Guthrie has never pitched in the major leagues, but his father occasionally wrote songs about baseball and he not only fits Scrooge McLoria’s major league minimum salary requirements, but he brings yonks of VETERAN PRESENCE.
Guthrie will join the Nawlins Zephyrs and work to strengthen his arm and shrink his right armpit.