Marlins add reliever in trade with Rockies

Tinoco dealt from Colorado to Miami for Minor League righty Smith

August 14th, 2020

The wheeling and dealing continues for the Marlins as they shuffle their roster in search for more pitching depth.

Late Thursday night, the Marlins acquired right-hander from the Rockies in a Minor League deal for right-hander Chad Smith. The club has yet to announce the trade.

Tinoco, 26, is being added to Miami’s 40-man roster, which stands at 38, and he will report to the organization’s alternate training site, the Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium complex in Jupiter, Fla. He provides MLB experience.

A native of Venezuela, Tinoco appeared in 24 big league games, all in relief, for Colorado in 2019. He was 0-3 with a 4.75 ERA in 36 innings, with 28 strikeouts and 22 walks.

Smith, 25, was Miami’s 11th-round pick from the University of Mississippi in 2016. Smith split time at Class A Advanced Jupiter and Double-A Jacksonville in 2019, combining for a 3-2 record and 4.54 ERA in 41 2/3 innings. He struck out 46 and walked 24.

Tinoco initially signed with the Blue Jays as a non-drafted free agent in 2011. He was primarily a starter until 2018, before transitioning to the bullpen.

Tinoco has 682 innings in the Minor Leagues, to go with a 35-53 record with a 4.71 ERA in 160 total games, with 120 starts.