After playing 16 innings in their Tuesday night loss, the Marlins were in need of some pitching to help pad the impact of deploying nearly everyone in the bullpen (with the exception of RHP Drew Rucinski).
On Tuesday afternoon, news broke out on rookie RHP, Sandy Alcántara, hitting the 10-day DL. CF Lewis Brinson, will be joining him with right hip inflammation. During the Tuesday’s game it was becoming increasingly obvious Brinson just wasn’t feeling right. On ground balls he usually tries to beat out, he didn’t really run down the line very hard.
You could tell that Brinson was banged up last night. Here's him running down 1st baseline in the 9th inning... pic.twitter.com/huUnixB9bb— Fish Stripes (@fishstripes) July 4, 2018
And moving gingerly on the way back to the dugout pic.twitter.com/hXZa39thr9— Fish Stripes (@fishstripes) July 4, 2018
The hip has been an issue for the past week, Brinson says. Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald doesn’t expect him back on the active roster until after the All-Star break.
Along with the bad news of a short ‘pen and two highly regarded rookies going down, comes some good news. Marlins ace José Ureña makes his return to the 25-man roster on Wednesday and will be on the mound as he is reinstated from the 10-day DL.
Dillon Peters, despite his struggles in Triple-A, has been recalled and will offer the Marlins some much-needed depth in the bullpen.
Even better news is that 1B/OF Garrett Cooper (wrist) is expected to be reinstated from the 60-day DL and Martín Prado (hamstring) will return from the 10-day DL for the Marlins series versus the Washington Nationals in DC, which begins on Thursday. Both of them struggled at the plate—Cooper slashed .143/.333/.143, Prado slashed .194/.242/.226—prior to their injuries.
Finally it’s go time ✈️ Washington, D.C.— Garrett Cooper (@CoopaLoop1) July 4, 2018
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