Per Marlins.com, catcher Jorge Alfaro has been listed as day-to-day following a calf strain he sustained in Miami’s 8-6 win over the New York Mets Friday night.
The win for the Marlins snapped a seven-game losing streak.
"As MLB.com’s Joe Frisaro reported, “Marlins catcher Jorge Alfaro suffered a mild left calf strain while running the bases in the fourth inning on Saturday afternoon and was listed as day to day.”"
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He was replaced during the game by Chad Wallach. Alfaro was acquired from the Philadelphia Phillies in the deal prior to the start of Spring Training that sent catcher J.T. Realmuto to the Phillies. Alfaro has been one of the pleasant surprises for the Marlins this season, hitting with power and is one of the faster catchers in the Majors.
He has six home runs on the season to go along with 13 RBI. For the season, Alfaro is batting .258.
"“With two outs, Alfaro was credited with his first stolen base of the season after he took off early from first base,” Frisaro added. “[Mets pitcher Steven] Matz threw to first baseman Pete Alonso, who overthrew second baseman, Robinson Cano. Alfaro’s left leg appeared to jam with Cano’s leg as the ball sailed into the outfield.”"
Both Alfaro and Wallach played in Miami’s 2-0 win over the Mets on Saturday afternoon – the second straight win for Miami. Alfaro collected one hit for the game.
Alfaro’s work at the plate isn’t the only thing the Marlins have benefitted from since his arrival in South Florida. His work with a young pitching staff has also been beneficial, especially with the starting rotation. Alfaro has also dealt with various injuries this year, including one he suffered in Spring Training.
In other news: Monte Harrison, the team’s No. 3 minor league prospect, has two walks and two runs scored on Friday night for the New Orleans Baby Cakes. Harrison, who has shown marked improvement at the plate, has found a home as the team’s leadoff hitter.
Besides being built like an NFL tight end, Harrison has shown speed on the base pads. He is 13 for 13 in the stolen base department in the last 16 games he has played.