Prior to the first pitch in the Miami Marlins vs. Tampa Bay Rays game on Tuesday night, the Marlins made a few roster moves.
Jose Urena, who was placed on the 10-day DL on June 22nd, was activated. He missed two starts due to a right-shoulder impingement. Urena didn’t make a rehab start, as the Miami Marlins sometimes like to do. Look to him to be on an 80-ish pitch count in the series finale against the Rays tomorrow.
Urena, who led the Miami Marlins last season with a 14-7 record, owns a 2-9 record this season. His record really isn’t very indicative of his performance. In 16 starts, he’s whiffed 75 in 91 innings, holding opposing batters to a 4.40 ERA and a 1.19 WHIP.
Urena has appeared in six games against the Rays through his career, but never as a starter. He’s struck out four and allowed one earned run over 5 2/3 innings.
Sandy Alcantara, who made his first ever major league start for the Marlins on Friday, was put on the 10-day DL. They’re calling it a “right-axillary infection.” According to dictionary.com, axillary is “of or relating to the armpit.”
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Alcantara had pitched in eight games for the St. Louis Cardinals in 2017 out of the bullpen. He struck out 10 in 8 1/3 innings, and allowed nine hits and six walks. He came to be part of the Miami Marlins organization in the Marcell Ozuna trade, along with Daniel Castano, Zac Gallen, and Magneuris Sierra. In his first appearance at the major league level for the Marlins, Alcantara earned his first major league win. He struck out two while walking five, keeping the New York Mets to one run on three hits.
It’s unclear whether the Miami Marlins will give Alcantara another start this season. With Caleb Smith out for the foreseeable future, he may return to the club for more.
Outfielder Connor Scott went 1-for-3 in his first professional action today with the GCL Marlins. Miami’s first round selection this season, Scott was put in as today’s designated hitter.
Tristan Pompey signed for very close to his slot allotment. Selected 89th overall in the third round on June 5th, he signed for $645,000. His slot value was $642,600. A 21-year-old Canadian outfielder, he went to school with the University of Kentucky where he slashed .335/.448/.557 last season as a junior. He reported to the GCL Marlins earlier today, and went 0-for-2.
Jackson Rose was Miami’s 35th round pick last month out of the University of Minnesota. A 22-year-old right-handed pitcher, Rose signed for just $1,000. He joins the GCL Marlins today.
Chad Martin signed a minor-league deal with the Miami Marlins on June 15th. He’s appeared in four games for the Batavia Muckdogs, and allowed six runs in 3 1/3 innings. Originally a 30th round selection of the New York Yankees, the Marlins granted Martin his release.
Jared Crescentini was signed to a free agent deal with the Marlins on June 15th as well. He appeared in two games for the GCL Marlins at the rookie level, and allowed five runs in one inning. The Marlins released him as well.
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