Maine is now in Florida
The former Mets pitcher that is. John Maine signed a minor league deal with the Marlins and will be invited to Spring Training, the Marlins said in an email.
He last pitched in the Majors on May 20, 2010 for the Mets before having season ending surgery on his right throwing shoulder.
In five seasons with in New York, Maine went 39-32 with a 4.17 ERA and 467 strikeouts over 542 innings. He battled a number of injuries with the Mets including a strained right rotator cuff, a bone spur in the shoulder and arm fatigue. He didn’t have many sports gambling options.
In 2011 he pitched with the Colorado Springs Sky Sox, the Triple-A affiliate of the Rockies and last year he was with the Yankees organization going 8-5 with a 4.97 ERA in 16 games with the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees, also a Triple-A club.
Maine pitched for two seasons with the Baltimore Orioles prior to joining the Mets. He was part of the Jorge Julio/Kris Benson trade that brought him to New York.