RF Garrett Cooper activated from the 60-day DL. Before today’s game, he was one-for-seven in four games with the Miami Marlins earlier this season. In the second game of the season, he was hit by a pitch on the right wrist and taken out, as the Marlins defeated the Chicago Cubs, 2-1 in 16 innings. He played two more games, aggravating his already irritated wrist.
After two months of downtime, Cooper was sent to the minor leagues for a rehab assignment. In nine games with the New Orleans Baby Cakes and two with the Jupiter Hammerheads, he was 11-for-33 with a double, a homer, and five RBI.
In tonight’s game against the Nationals, Cooper was two-for-three with a walk to raise his season average to .300 in a small sample size.
LHP Dillon Peters was optioned to the Baby Cakes. This was a move to make room for Cooper, and to get the pitching corps back down to 13 pitchers.
Peters had rejoined the Miami Marlins on July 4th, after they had exhausted their relief corps with the 16-inning loss. In his only appearance, he allowed four runs in two innings, on five hits and a pair of walks. He currently carries a 2-2 record with a 7.16 ERA for the parent club. With the Baby Cakes, he’s 2-4 with a 6.60 ERA.
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The Miami Marlins signed LHP Andrew Miller. Just not the LHP Andrew Miller that you’re familiar with.
This Miller was chosen by the Marlins in the 40th round on June 6th, the final Miami player chosen in the 2018 draft. A Stratford, NJ native, he was 2-2 with a 1.96 ERA and 17 strikeouts in 18 innings for the University of Maryland in 2017. He hasn’t been assigned yet, but he will probably join the GCL Marlins shortly.
LHP Chris Reed was released from the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp. Reed had been part of the Miami Marlins organization since 2015. That was when he was traded from the Los Angeles Dodgers to the Marlins. He pitched in two games that season for Miami, allowing six hits in four innings.
In 2016, Reed split his time between the New Orleans Zephyrs and the Jacksonville Suns. He was 4-4 with a 3.65 ERA between the two that season, with a 1.20 WHIP and 65 strikeouts in 80 innings. He announced his retirement in 2017, then came back to play with the Greensboro Grasshoppers this season. After getting promoted to the Shrimp on June 27th, getting released may have come as a shock to the 28-year-old.
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