The Miami Marlins made their first round of cuts earlier today.
According to a tweet by Miami Herald beat-writer Jordan McPherson, the Miami Marlins moved eight pitchers and two fielders off the “active” roster and into minor league camp.
Daniel Castano got into three games for the Marlins this spring, and struck out four while pitching five scoreless innings. He surrendered three hits and a walk. Initially gained by Miami with Sandy Alcantara, Magneuris Sierra, and Zac Gallen from the St. Louis Cardinals for Marcell Ozuna, he’ll likely start the season with the Double-A Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp in the Southern League.
Braxton Garrett faced 14 batters this spring, surrendering one run on three hits and two walks in three innings. He struck out three. Originally chosen with the seventh overall selection in the 2017 MLB Amateur Entry Draft, he’ll also likely rejoin the Shrimp.
Trevor Rogers surrendered two runs on three hits and a walk in three spring training innings, and collected a pair of strikeouts. He was the Marlins first-round choice in 2016, 13th off the board. He’s likely bound for the Jumbo Shrimp rotation as well.
BJ Lopez was 0-for-2 this spring. Entering his ninth minor league season, he’s part of the Marlins organization for the third season. He’s likely to join the Jupiter Hammerheads in the High-A Florida State League.
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Victor Victor Mesa hit .235 between the Shrimp and the Hammerheads after a well-publicized free agent chase for his services following the 2018 campaign. He was two-for-10 with a walk and a stolen base in seven spring training appearances.
Jorge Guzman has been assigned to the Triple-A Wichita Wind Surge in the Pacific Coast League. This spring, he walked five and struck out two in 1 2/3 innings. He also gave up a two hits and five earned runs. Guzman joined the Marlins along with Starlin Castro and Jose Devers for Giancarlo Stanton from the New York Yankees.
Sixto Sanchez remains the top prospect in the Miami Marlins association, but for now, he’ll pitch at the triple-A level with the Surge. Remember he came over in trade as well, along with Will Stewart and Jorge Alfaro for J.T. Realmuto prior to last spring training.
Edward Cabrera gave the Marlins something to think about before his assignment to the Shrimp earlier today. He only allowed two hits and a walk in four innings of work, while striking out four. Unfortunately, he also hit a batter and threw a wild pitch, showing he still has a few kinks to get under control before earning a permanent home on the parent club.
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Jordan Holloway‘s progress was stunted by surgery, and he fell off a lot of people’s radars since being a highly touted prospect early in his pitching career. He didn’t allow any hits in four innings for the Miami Marlins this spring, although he did walk three and only struck one batter out. He’s been with the team since getting taken in the 20th round of the MLB Amateur Entry Draft back in 2014.
Bound for the Hammerheads, the just-turned-23 Humberto Mejia struck out two and walked two in an inning for the Marlins.