The Miami Marlins recently lost CF Jazz Chisholm Jr. to injury, as well as designated relief pitcher Archie Bradley for assignment. We now have updates on both situations. When will Jazz be back? What's happening with Bradley? Let's take a look at what the updates are and analyze what this means for the team going forward.
The Miami Marlins demoted Archie Bradley and are waiting for Jazz Chisholm Jr. to return.
Archie Bradley has clearly seen better days. After a failed run as a starting pitcher with the Arizona Diamondbacks, (5.18 ERA/4.27 FIP with 8.4 K/9 and 4.5 BB/9 in 34 games and 177.1 innings pitched.) Bradley was converted into a relief pitcher, and pitched with the team from 2017 to 2019. He had a 2.95 ERA/3.24 FIP with 10.0 K/9 and 3.2 BB/9, in 205 games and 216.1 innings pitched. Bradley added 18 saves in 2019 as the closer.
Bradley split 2020 between the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Cincinnati Reds, producing a 2.95 ERA/2.59 FIP, with 8.8 K/9 and 1.5 BB/9. He stumbled with the Philadelphia Phillies and Los Angeles Angels from 2021-2022. He had a 4.00 ERA/4.07 FIP, with 7.1 K/9 and 3.7 bb/9 in 74 games and 69.2 innings pitched. He's been terrible this season with the Miami Marlins, producing a 12.27 ERA/6.57 FIP in 4 games and 7.1 innings pitched. Bradley is now back in AAA.
Jazz Chisholm Jr. is luckily not seriously injured, as his MRI results showed a mild strain instead of a serious injury. This is great news for the Miami Marlins, as Jazz is a key member of the team. He's been above average defensively in his move to CF, and has batted .246/.302/.443 in 45 games and 167 AB. He is a career .243/.304/.448 hitter in his 4 year career. Jazz has unfortunately been plagued with injuries, not being able to play for longer than 124 games in any season of his career.
Jazz Chisholm Jr. might now be back right after the All-Star break, which is great news of course. I don't know if Archie Bradley will return this season.