Eury Perez only getting one more start for the Miami Marlins!

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We talked about the concern with Miami Marlins starting pitcher Eury Perez recently. We now have more news on the situation. As The Fish are deep in playoff contention, every game matters and so we need to get as much help as possible from our current best starting pitcher. How many more innings can he give us? What's the plan? We now know...

The Miami Marlins have a plan to manage Eury Perez's workload.

Miami Marlins starting pitcher Eury Perez has a 2.2 WAR in just 9 games and 47.0 innings pitched. Not impressed yet? He also has a 1.34 ERA/3.03 FIP with 10.3 K/9 and 2.9 BB/9. He's as elite as possible in that short time frame. Unfortunately, he's never thrown more than 77 innings in a season. Eury's inning total so far this season is already 72. It's dangerous for him to get too far past that point.

The current plan is for Eury Perez to get one more start against the Atlanta Braves. After that, Eury is going to take a break from pitching until after the All-Star break. That seems to be a pretty fair way of managing his innings. It also seems to be the right call to keep him healthy and productive.

The most important thing at the end of the day is to keep Eury Perez healthy. He's only 20 years old and is pitching his first season in the Major Leagues. The worst thing that we can do is watch him get over worked. It's sad how many starting pitchers had their careers destroyed due to being over worked! The Chicago Cubs certainly wish that they rested Mark Prior back in the day...

How about our division rivals the New York Mets and their once ace Matt Harvey? I'm sure that they wish they haven't pushed him as hard as they dud during their 2015 pennant run. The pennant was nice, but they may have missed out on winning the World Series had they rested him more.

The Miami Marlins will miss Eury Perez when he takes his break, but there will be a long-term reward in the end.

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