The Miami Marlins called up Jon Berti to the Miami Marlins on Saturday afternoon.
Jon Berti is a 5’10”, 195 lb. right handed batting and throwing second baseman from Troy, Michigan. Now 29-years-old, the Bowling Green University graduate has four games of major league experience, last season with the Toronto Blue Jays. He went four-for-15 with a double, a triple, a stolen base, two runs, and two RBI. In a long look through 2019 Spring Training, he went seven-for-28 with four walks, three stolen bases, 10 runs scored, two doubles, a triple, and three RBI. Berti provides a different look off the bench for the Miami Marlins.
To make room for Berti, the Miami Marlins sent outfielder Austin Dean back down in his place. Dean collected four hits and five RBI in his second game back with the team this season, but otherwise has gone one-for-18 with an RBI, with no walks and nine strikeouts.
In related news, RHP Riley Ferrell, Miami’s rule 5 pick out of the Houston Astros system, was moved from the 10-day to the 60-day injured list with right biceps tendinitis. Cakes pitcher Joe Gunkel was moved to the injured list, as was Shrimp catcher Santiago Chavez. Catcher B.J. Lopez was moved up from the Jupiter Hammerheads to Jacksonville to backfill the backstop position. Continuing with the catcher shuffle theme, Miami native Michael Hernandez was assigned to Jupiter.
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Berti will not start tonight’s game against the Washington Nationals. José Ureña (0-3, 6.53) will make his fifth start of the season, and try to build on his solid seven innings earlier this week against the Philadelphia Phillies.
Tune in tonight at 6:10 PM EST as the Miami Marlins draw Max Scherzer (1-2, 3.33) to face Ureña. Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, and subscribe to our daily newsletter to keep up with the Miami Marlins.