The Miami Marlins made another step toward addressing their starting pitching on Wednesday, with left-hander Jeff Locke agreeing to a one-year contract worth $3,025,000, according to multiple reports.
The deal comes less than two weeks after the Marlins signed another free agent starter in Edinson Volquez. Locke became a free agent after Pittsburgh failed to offer him a contract by last Thursday's deadline.
Miami is in need of starting pitching on the heels of the tragic death of ace Jose Fernandez.
Locke posted a 9-8 mark with a 5.44 ERA in 30 appearances (19 starts) last season with Pittsburgh. The 29-year-old is three years removed from earning a spot on the National League All-Star roster in a season in which he posted a 10-7 record and 3.52 ERA.
Locke owns a 35-38 career mark with a 4.41 ERA in six seasons with the Pirates.