After spending 10 and a half seasons in the Marlins minor league system, outfielder Isaac Galloway is finally a major leaguer. He will provide some center field depth along with Marlins rookie Magneuris Sierra, since Lewis Brinson is on the disabled list and Cameron Maybin was traded on Tuesday.
Galloway has enjoyed a nice season in Triple-A this year slashing .262/.315/.429 with 3 home runs and 20 stolen bases. This will be a very nice story to follow as the season progresses.
With Brad Ziegler being traded as well, Jarlin García returns to the majors. His year as a starting pitcher started out impeccable, but he then hit a wall. He has a 4.41 ERA through 51 innings in the major leagues and a 5.01 ERA through 46 2⁄3 innings in Triple-A.
A move back to the bullpen—a role he handled well in 2017—could help him turn his season around and contribute in a positive manner for a young scrappy Marlins team.
Flame-thrower Tayron Guerrero is back from his rehab assignment and is ready to light up the radar gun again. During a brief conversation with Guerrero on Saturday, he expressed how great he felt in his bullpen session and how he was ready to come back. Despite a rough 4.28 ERA through 40 innings, Guerrero flashes huge potential as a late-inning reliever. His fastball has hit 102 miles per hour in game and he has a slider that plays off his fastball very well when he commands it.
Ben Meyer has been optioned to Triple-A as the corresponding move. Meyer, 25, allowed runs in six of his past seven relief appearances. He may need to wait until rosters expand in September for his next major league opportunity.
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