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Marlins' Steven Okert: Escapes with 12th hold

Okert gave up a run on a hit, two walks and a hit-by-pitch while striking out one in the eighth inning Friday to record his 12th hold of the season in a win over the Mets. Brought in to face New York's 2-3-4 hitters in a 4-1 game, Okert made things a little too interesting by serving up a solo shot to Francisco Lindor before loading the bases with two outs. Fortunately, the southpaw got Eduardo Escobar to fly out to end the rally. Okert has given up runs in back-to-back appearances, but with Tanner Scott still holding down the closer role, Okert's spot as the Marlins' top left-handed setup man seems fairly secure. Since the beginning of June, he sports a 2.70 ERA, 1.05 WHIP and 14:6 K:BB through 13.1 innings with three wins and six holds.
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What a Relief with Steven Okert

Continuing a series of exclusive interviews with members of the Miami Marlins bullpen, our second guest is left-hander Steven Okert (5:00). He took us through his unorthodox path to becoming a major league setup man, including:. Being drafted three separate times. MLB debut with Giants. Free agent limbo during COVID.
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Marlins' Steven Okert: Picks up seventh hold

Okert walked one and struck out one in a scoreless eighth inning Thursday to record his seventh hold of the season in a win over the Giants. The veteran came into the season viewed as arguably the third lefty in the Marlins' bullpen, but Okert now has more than twice as many holds as Tanner Scott and Richard Bleier combined. His 2.30 ERA, 1.02 WHIP and 23:9 K:BB through 15.2 innings are equally impressive, and Okert could begin to see situational save chances given the volatility of Miami's other high-leverage options so far this season.
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2021 Marlins Season Review: Steven Okert

Nearly three years after he threw his last pitch in The Show, Steven Okert returned and flourished for a fourth-place Fish team. February 27: Signs minor-league deal with Miami. June 29: Recalled from AAA Jacksonville after striking out 29 and pitching to a 1.80 ERA over 20 innings. June 30:...
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Miami Marlins: Steven Okert having Strong 2021 Season

When looking at the Miami Marlins bullpen as a whole during the 2021 season, the group has certainly impressed over the course of 130+ games so far. While veterans such as Dylan Floro, Richard Bleier, and others are a big reason for this, the Marlins have gotten phenomenal production from a few other players in particular, most notably Anthony Bender.
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Marlins' Steven Okert: Sloppy in ninth inning

Okert (0-1) took the loss Wednesday versus Baltimore. He allowed a run on four walks in one-third of an inning. The southpaw allowed a leadoff walk to Cedric Mullins before allowing the speedy outfielder to take second base with a wild pitch. Austin Hays sacrificed to move Mullins to third, and Okert responded with intentional walks to Trey Mancini and Ryan Mountcastle to set up a double play opportunity. It didn't work, as Okert then gave up a walkoff walk to Ryan McKenna. The loss was the 30-year-old's first of the season in 11 appearances. He owns a reasonable 2.38 ERA, 0.97 WHIP and 11:5 K:BB across 11.1 innings this year.
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Minor Moves: Steven Okert

Reliever Steven Okert is attempting to return to the Major Leagues, and he’ll get his chance to earn that accolade after signing a minor league contract with the Miami Marlins on Monday, March 1. Okert, a former prospect of the San Francisco Giants, hasn’t pitched in the majors since 2018,...
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