Johnny Cueto's Big Entrance In Miami; Lefty DFA'd

Johnny Cueto certainly knows how to make an entrance. He was officially introduced as a Miami Marlin today, and made an epic entrance. 

With music blaring, and draped in a Dominican flag, the 36-year-old strutted out to the mound at LoanDepot Park and then really strutted his stuff on the bump.  

The two-time All-Star and one-time World Series champion brings a veteran presence to the Marlins' pitching staff, which is vaunted as being one of the best young rotations in the game. But having one grizzled veteran certainly can't hurt. 

Cueto proved he can still deliver while with the Chicago White Sox last season, posting a 3.35 ERA in his 15th season in the big leagues. He has a 3.44 career ERA and 143 wins.

In a corresponding move, the Marlins have designated for assignment Daniel Castano to make room on the 40-man roster for Cueto.

The left-hander has pitched in a handful of games over the last three years for the Fish, posting a 3.89 ERA in 85.2 innings. As a starter, he was just too deep down the depth chart behind all the splashy young arms that the Marlins have in the rotation. 

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