Miami Marlins Transactions: Dean, Beggs, Keller Promoted, Yamamoto on Rehab

KANSAS CITY, MO - AUGUST 15: Equipment inside the Toronto Blue Jays dugout before the game against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium on August 15, 2018 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Brian Davidson/Getty Images)
KANSAS CITY, MO - AUGUST 15: Equipment inside the Toronto Blue Jays dugout before the game against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium on August 15, 2018 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Brian Davidson/Getty Images) /
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The Miami Marlins made headlines with a few moves today already, with a low-key trade and a major league promotion. In total, they made seven moves throughout their system.

Austin Dean

Of course the big move for the Miami Marlins was the long-overdue promotion of outfielder Austin Dean. Dean had slashed a .345/.410/.511 line in 109 games between the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp and the New Orleans Baby Cakes. He had 12 homers and 68 RBI.

Dean’s big move was a long time coming, as outlined here.

Kyle Keller

Maybe lost in the shuffle a little bit, 2015 18th round pick Kyle Keller was promoted from the Shrimp to the Baby Cakes. In 39 appearances this season between Jacksonville and the Jupiter Hammerheads, right-handed Keller struck out 68 in 46 innings, held batters to a .198 average and a 1.13 WHIP, and posted a 2-4 record with a 3.33 ERA. Keller is a native of Metairie, Louisiana, where the Baby Cakes home stadium, Shrine on Airline, is based.

Dustin Beggs

The Miami Marlins 16th round pick from 2016, Dustin Beggs, was promoted from Jupiter to the Shrimp, perhaps back-filling Keller’s roster spot. He’s appeared in 21 games this year between the Greensboro Grasshoppers and the Hammerheads, including 11 starts. He has struck out 88 in 85 1/3 innings and held batters to a .222 average and a 0.97 WHIP, going 5-3 with a 2.32 ERA. More about Beggs here.

Jordan Yamamoto

Jordan Yamamoto, part of the bounty that the Miami Marlins acquired in return for Christian Yelich, has been on the disabled list since July 18th. He was sent to the GCL Marlins for a rehab assignment today, and pitched two innings. Before his injury, he was 5-1 with a 2.18 ERA, 63 strikeouts in 53 2/3 innings, a 0.97 WHIP, and a .200 oppBA. More about Yamamoto here.

Odrisamer Despaigne

Despaigne was traded late yesterday from the Miami Marlins to the Anaheim Angels for cash considerations. He had gone 2-0 with a 5.31 ERA over 20 1/3 innings for the Marlins at the major-league level. For New Orleans, he was 2-3 with a 4.47 ERA over 14 appearances, with 41 K’s in 44 1/3 innings.

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Christopher Bostick

Bostick, a 44th round pick of the Oakland Athletics back in 2011, was acquired by the Miami Marlins for cash considerations on Sunday. A quick turnaround would see the triple-A outfielder immediately recalled by the Marlins. Bostick reached base both times he had a plate appearance, with a walk and a double. He was sent down to the Baby Cakes earlier today.

Travis Neubeck

RHP Neubeck just completed a rehab assignment with the GCL Marlins, and was today activated from the seven-day DL by the Hammerheads. Neubeck has gone 2-2 with a 1.26 ERA over 24 appearances between the Grasshoppers, the Hammerheads, and the GCL club. He’s struck out 32 in 28 2/3 innings.

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