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First round of cuts from Marlins major league spring training camp

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Due to a biceps injury, highly touted right-hander Edward Cabrera was optioned to Triple-A.

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Marlins major league camp is no longer at full capacity. Prior to Wednesday’s spring training game, the club optioned right-hander Edward Cabrera to Triple-A. Also, the following (non-40-man roster) prospects have been reassigned: Cameron Barstad, Peyton Burdick, Santiago Chávez, Tommy Eveld, Jake Eder, Zach King, Dylan Lee, Zach McCambley, Víctor Víctor Mesa, Max Meyer, Brian Miller, Kameron Misner, Kyle Nicolas, Josh Roberson, Connor Scott and Will Stewart.

A consensus top-100 MLB prospect, Cabrera has been sidelined by nerve inflammation. By making this move now, the Marlins avoid having to place him on the major league injured list. He still has not begun a throwing program, raising concerns that he may not be ready for the Minor League Baseball season opener in early May.

The reassigned players will remain nearby, according to general manager Kim Ng, working out in their own group on the backfields in Jupiter. See below for what will likely prove to be their final 2021 Grapefruit League stats (courtesy of Baseball-Reference):

Nothing to show for Barstad, Eder, King, McCambley, Meyer, Nicolas, Roberson or Stewart who were all limited to intrasquad activities.