Throughout the 2019 season, Fish Stripes will pass along updates on injured Marlins players and top prospects as they attempt to get back on the field. Here is what we’ve learned in recent days...
- Martín Prado has spent nearly one month on the injured list with a right hamstring strain. The veteran corner infielder began a minor league rehab assignment on Wednesday with High-A Jupiter, going 1-for-3 at the plate and playing five innings at first base. For the third straight season, Prado has been a liability at the major league level (.239/.264/.303, 52 wRC+ in 163 PA in 2019). Barring any setbacks, he should return to the Fish during this homestand. Curious to see what the corresponding move would be.
- Tayron Guerrero (right middle finger blister) tossed a scoreless inning for Jupiter on Tuesday, issuing one walk and recording one strikeout. He is scheduled to make another appearance there on Thursday, reports Andre Fernandez of The Athletic. Guerrero could have an opportunity to handle high-leverage innings for the Fish down the stretch depending on whether any of his fellow relievers get traded prior to the July 31 deadline.
- Catcher Chad Wallach (concussion) played two games in Jupiter over the past week and just had his rehab assignment transferred to Triple-A New Orleans. Currently on the 60-day IL, he’ll be eligible for the active roster on July 20, though the Marlins would also need to create room for him on the 40-man. Handling his role in the meantime, Bryan Holaday has hit surprisingly well, making it unclear whether Wallach will reclaim the backup job immediately or be optioned to Triple-A.
- OF Monte Harrison flew to Miami to have his ailing right wrist examined by hand specialist Dr. Patrick Owens. The injury forced him to miss Sunday’s All-Star Futures Game, and he hasn’t played in any games since June 27. Productive as Harrison has been in New Orleans, this absence puts a potential September call-up to The Show in serious jeopardy.
- OF Isaac Galloway (oblique) went 1-for-6 with one run batted in with the Gulf Coast League Marlins on Monday and Tuesday. Galloway might be back in NOLA as soon as the team finishes its All-Star break. He’d been in a brutal slump at the plate between the majors and Triple-A during the weeks leading up to his IL stint in late May.
- OF Tristan Pompey was sidelined for 12 days after feeling tightness in his leg. He returned to Jupiter’s starting lineup on Tuesday. In between injuries, Pompey has 13 games played in the Florida State League this season, slashing .238/.360/.262.
- As first revealed on A-Ball with Erik Oas, RHP Josh Roberson will rejoin the Low-A Clinton pitching staff in the coming days. He made three rehab appearances in the GCL, most recently on Sunday. Roberson missed about half the MiLB season with an undisclosed injury. He owns an immaculate 1.07 earned run average in 66 career innings.