The Miami Marlins are about to receive a massive addition to their everyday lineup. Yes, it is what you’re thinking, he’s back.
Yes, the Miami Marlins have been fairly up and down you could argue over the past two-to-three weeks. Getting swept, sweeping teams, and more, the Marlins have been inconsistent at times in recent weeks.
Now one could argue that is because of injuries, in particular in the everyday lineup. That however is about to change as one of the Marlins regular’s, and one of the most exciting players so far of the 2021 baseball season is nearing a return.
Miami Marlins 2B Jazz Chisholm is nearing a return.
After suffering an injury back in late April, Jazz Chisholm is apparently nearing a return to the Marlins big league club.
Chisholm you could argue was the most exciting player on the Marlins roster so far during the 2021 season. Playing in 21 games before he was injured, Chisholm hit for a .290 average with 4 HRs, 7 RBIs, and 7 stolen bases.
Jazz recently spent the past couple of days rehabbing with Miami’s Triple-A affiliate the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp where he has dominated Triple-A pitching.
Chisholm reportedly has traveled to Los Angeles, and is currently with the team. While he was not part of the roster moves made prior to Saturday’s game against the Dodgers, Chisholm being with the team alone means we could see the 23-year old star sometime soon, even as soon as Sunday.
Speaking of those roster moves……
Miami Marlins announce roster moves.
The Marlins have announced the following roster moves prior to the May 15 game in Los Angeles against the Dodgers.
- Recalled LHP Braxton Garrett from Triple-A Jacksonville
- Optioned RHP Cody Poteet to Triple-A Jacksonville
- RHP Luis Madero clears waivers, accepted assignment to Triple-A Jacksonville
Poteet made one start this past week for Miami after being called-up, a five inning, two run outing against the Diamondbacks, while Madero also appeared in limited action for the Marlins is his MLB debut. Madero was recently DFA’d by the Marlins on Wednesday, May 12.
One eye-opener is calling up Garrett, the Miami Marlins #7 prospect according to MLB Pipeline. Garrett made his MLB debut during the 2020 season, and could make either a start or help in the bullpen over the next couple of days.
The Miami Marlins are currently in a tough road-trip where they have gone 2-3 so far. Help may however be on the way in a big-way if Chisholm is recalled, along with Garrett contributing.