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Marlins' Richard Bleier: Collects first win

Bleier (1-1) picked up the win in Sunday's extra-inning victory over the Mets, tossing a perfect ninth inning without a walk or a strikeout. The southpaw fired 11 of 14 pitches for strikes to preserve a scoreless tie, and Bleier got rewarded when the Marlins scored the game's only runs in the top of the 10th. The 35-year-old has been pitching better over the last month or so, posting a 3.48 ERA and 1.35 WHIP over his last 10.1 innings despite a lackluster 6:2 K:BB, but he's unlikely to move into a consistent high-leverage role any time soon.
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Marlins' Richard Bleier: Takes loss as opener

Bleier (0-1) allowed one run in an inning of work as the opener in Friday's loss against the Giants. He allowed one hit and one walk while recording one strikeout. Bleier coughed up an RBI groundout and was eventually tagged with the loss as the Giants hung 15 runs on the Marlins. He now owns a 5.56 ERA with a 7:3 K:BB through 11.1 innings this season.

Marlins reinstate IF Joey Wendle, LHP Richard Bleier from IL; make other moves

The Marlins have the night off but announced a series of roster moves nonetheless, with Christina De Nicola of MLB.com being among those to relay the batch. Infielder Joey Wendle and left-hander Richard Bleier have each been reinstated from the injured list. To make room on the active roster, catcher Payton Henry and infielder Joe Dunand were optioned to Triple-A Jacksonville. Bleier was one of many Marlins to recently land on the COVID-related IL, with infielder Erik Gonzalez being his replacement. Gonzalez has been designated a COVID “substitute” and thus allowed to be subtracted from the roster without being exposed to waivers. Infielder Luke Williams, acquired in a trade earlier Thursday, has been added to the 40-man roster but optioned to Triple-A. To make room for him on the 40-man roster, right-hander Paul Campbell has been transferred to the 60-day injured list. That series of moves involves three players being subtracted from the active roster and two being added, meaning another move should also be involved. Parsing the words of SportsGrid’s Craig Mish, it seems like catcher Nick Fortes will also be recalled to even everything out.
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Marlins' Richard Bleier: Activated from IL

Bleier (illness) was activated from the COVID-19 injured list Thursday, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports. Bleier has been sidelined since June 8, and he threw 2.1 innings in a rehab assignment prior to being activated. He should return to a relatively high-leverage role in the Miami bullpen, as he had tallied two holds across 11 appearances prior to being shelved. Bleier has a 4.15 ERA and 1.50 WHIP but has a strong track record of success in recent seasons.
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Marlins' Richard Bleier: Kicks off rehab assignment

Bleier (illness) struck out two and allowed two hits and no walks across 1.1 scoreless innings Sunday in his rehab start with Triple-A Jacksonville. The appearance in the minors was Bleier's first at any level since he was placed on the COVID-19-related injured list May 8 after testing positive for the virus. The Marlins will likely check back in with Bleier and see how he feels physically following the 19-pitch outing before deciding whether he's fit to return from the IL in advance of the club's two-game series in Tampa that begins Tuesday.
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Marlins' Richard Bleier: Moves to injured list

Bleier (undisclosed) was placed on the injured list Sunday, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports. An injury designation wasn't included with the move, so Bleier's absence is likely related to COVID-19. Assuming that's the case, the veteran left-hander will be unavailable until he clears the league's virus-related protocols.
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2022 Marlins Season Preview: Richard Bleier

Five months ago, when we published our blurb reflecting on Richard Bleier’s 2021 season, it started as such: “There are three guarantees in this world: death, taxes, and sub-3 ERA’s from Richard Bleier.”. As advertised, Bleier was up to his old tricks in 2021, completing his fifth...
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Marlins' Richard Bleier: Could get situational saves

Bleier is an option for save chances to begin the season if Dylan Floro (hip) isn't available, Christina De Nicola of MLB.com reports. Floro, Miami's expected closer, has yet to appear in a Grapefruit League game due to hip soreness, so manager Don Mattingly may use a committee in his place that includes Anthony Bender, Anthony Bass and Bleier. The latter is the left-hander in the group, so his late-inning role is likely to be situational, but getting the occasional save would still boost his value in holds-plus-saves formats. Bleier is coming off a strong 2021 season in which he recorded three wins and 20 holds over 68 appearances with a 2.95 ERA and 0.98 WHIP.
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Richard Bleier joined Marlins at a time of uncertainty. He remains as one of their bullpen vets

Richard Bleier didn’t know what to expect when he was first acquired by the Miami Marlins. He was one of seven players brought in from outside the organization — and one of 16 players added to the big-league roster overall — in August 2020 after the Marlins had 18 players test positive for COVID-19, an outbreak that caused the Marlins to be quarantined for a week.

Marlins, Richard Bleier agree to contract extension

The Marlins are in agreement on a two-year, $6M contract extension with reliever Richard Bleier, reports Daniel Álvarez Montes of El ExtraBase (Twitter link). The deal extends Miami’s window of club control over the southpaw by a season, as he’d been ticketed to reach free agency at the end of the year. Bleier is represented by Vision Sports.
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Marlins extend Richard Bleier through 2023

Miguel Rojas, Sandy Alcantara and...Richard Bleier? Those are the three productive veterans who have received contract extensions from the Marlins since the end of the 2021 season. Bleier is predictably the smallest of the bunch, agreeing to a guarantee of $6 million over the next two years, according to Daniel Álvarez of El Extrabase. Craig Mish of SportsGrid provides the detailed financial breakdown:
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Marlins' Richard Bleier: Inks two-year extension

Bleier signed a two-year, $6 million extension with the Marlins on Monday, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports. Bleier made 68 relief appearances in 2021 during his first full season with the Marlins, and he recorded 20 holds with a 2.95 ERA and 0.98 WHIP in 58 innings. He failed to convert any of his six save chances, but he'll be rewarded with a two-year extension and should be in the mix for a late-inning role in 2022.

Miami Marlins 2021 Season Review: LHP Richard Bleier

After an impressive 2020 season with the club, left-hander Richard Bleier entered the 2021 campaign as a key part of the Miami Marlins bullpen. The veteran reliever would go-on to enjoy yet another strong season, arguably the best of Bleier’s six-year MLB career. Miami Marlins 2021 Season Review: LHP...
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2021 Marlins Season Review: Richard Bleier

For all of the inconsistencies that plagued the 2021 Miami Marlins, Richard Bleier was among the few exceptions. April 14-17: Allows home runs in consecutive outings. October 3: Completed 5th season since 2016 of an ERA below 3.00. By the Numbers. Richard Bleier’s 2021 season turned out to be business...