Miami Marlins Transactions: Tristan Pompey, Jhonny Santos Promoted
The Miami Marlins broke a 14-game losing streak against the Washington Nationals on Sunday afternoon. Other things were afoot behind the scenes.
JB Shuck was sent outright to from the Miami Marlins to the New Orleans Baby Cakes on Saturday. According to the MLB transactional rules, a player can only be “outrighted” one time in his career, without the player’s consent. This is the third time in Shuck’s career that he has been outrighted, so he apparently consented to it.
Shuck had appeared in 70 games this season with the Miami Marlins. He put up a .192/.255/.231 slashline, with four RBI. He’s been part of the Marlins organization since signing a minor league deal on November 21st of last year.
Joe Gunkel was sent from the Baby Cakes to the GCL Marlins on a rehab assignment. Before going on the DL, Gunkel had appeared in 11 games with the Baby Cakes, starting five. He had struck out 27 in 38 innings, with a 4.74 ERA and a 1.211 WHIP.
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Gunkel has been with the Marlins organization since April 27th last year. They claimed him off waivers from the Los Angeles Dodgers. He was subsequently the Southern League pitcher of the week ending July 30th, 2017.
Jhonny Santos was promoted from the Greensboro Grasshoppers to the Jupiter Hammerheads on Saturday. In 66 games with the Hoppers this season, Santos had slashed .267/.344/.434, with six home runs and 29 RBI. He also stole 14 bases, and was selected as a South Atlantic League mid-season all-star. In his debut with the Hammerheads, Santos went 0-for-4.
Santos has been with the Miami Marlins since 2014, when he made his debut as an international free agent signing.
Jupiter released LF Zach Sullivan on Saturday. Sullivan had joined the Marlins organization after getting chosen in the 14th round of the 2014 draft. In parts of five minor league seasons between GCL, the Grasshoppers, and the Hammerheads, he had slashed .205/.259/.289 in 398 games.
OF Tristan Pompey was promoted to the Grasshoppers from the GCL Marlins on Saturday. He was the Miami Marlins’ third round selection in the draft last month, and had gone three-for-12 in a four-game look with GCL. In two games with the Grasshoppers, he has gone three-for-eight with a walk and an RBI.
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