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Reports: Marlins reliever Mike Dunn to sign with Rockies

Miami Marlins player Mike Dunn pitches against the Mets in July.
Miami Marlins player Mike Dunn pitches against the Mets in July.

After six seasons as a valued member of their bullpen, Mike Dunn said goodbye to the Marlins on Thursday.

According to a report from USA Today’s Bob Nightengale, the 31-year old lefty reliever has reached an agreement on a three-year, $19 million contract with the Colorado Rockies.

Dunn is the Marlins all-time leader in pitching appearances taking the mound 405 times during his six seasons with the club and compiling a 26-25 record with a 3.59 ERA during that span. For his career, Dunn is 28-25 with a 3.54 ERA in eight seasons (434 appearances).

Dunn posted on his Twitter account Thursday morning: "I want to Thank the Marlins organization and fans for the last 6 years. Been through a lot together. #GodBless."

Dunn was drafted by the Yankees in 2004 and made his major-league debut in 2009 later pitching for the Braves in 2010. He joined the Marlins in 2011 and became a durable member of the team’s late-inning relief.

Dunn did not start this past season until June 1 due to a forearm strain suffered during spring training. He finished the 2016 campaign with a 6-1 record and a 3.40 ERA in 51 appearances (42 1/3 innings).

The Rockies hope the addition of Dunn will improve a bullpen that finished with a 5.13 ERA, which ranked worst in the majors.

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