Afterwards, the Marlins designated Meyer for assignment, meaning the team has 10 days to either trade him or see if he clears waivers. There is a chance Meyer might be picked up by another club. If he does clear waivers, the left-hander said he would accept the assignment to Florida's Triple-A affiliate in New Orleans.
On Friday, the Marlins will select the contract of right-hander Jorge Sosa from New Orleans. Sosa, who has been starting for the Zephyrs, will be used out of the bullpen.
Designating a player for assignment removes him from the 40-man roster. Which made room for Jorge Sosa to be added. I feel reasonably sure Meyer will clear waivers and will soon be in New Orleans. But being a lefty, you never know.
I have no idea why Dan Meyer can't get it together, but he can't. Hopefully, his time in New Orleans will solve some of the problems
Sosa is a right-handed pitcher who has done reasonably well in Triple-A. He has made seven starts winning four of them and losing only one. His ERA in the Big Easy was 3.78. I'm not a fan of wins and losses and ERA means crap to me, but considering the Zephyrs are dead last in the PCL American South, Sosa's accomplishments could carry some weight. If he can get his H/9 and BB/9 down from the last time he was in the majors, he may do okay. Jorge is no stranger to the pen, so that shouldn't be a problem.
Jorge Sosa was on the Triple-A team as an insurance policy and the Marlins just cashed it in. Maybe, just maybe, he will pay dividends. Also, he can pitch tonight if need be. Sosa last pitched on May 25 throwing only 65 pitches in a start for the Zephyrs. And after last night's rain delay extravaganza, which turned into a battle of the bullpens, it is good to have someone who wasn't spent last night in the pen. And further on the plus side, he can pitch more than one inning. We will see how it works out.
Welcome aboard Jorge.