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Offishial news, 9/7/21: Taylor Williams claimed; Sandy turns 26

The latest Miami Marlins coverage following Labor Day.

Sandy Alcantara #22 of the Miami Marlins in action against the New York Mets during a game at Citi Field Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images

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  • FiveThirtyEight gives the Marlins a 44% chance to win their series opener against the Mets.
  • The Marlins claimed right-hander Taylor Williams off waivers from the Padres. The 30-year-old reliever has an extreme disparity between his career ERA (5.17) and FIP (3.78). He’s out of minor league options, so except to see him pitch in a handful of games for Miami down the stretch.
  • The Braves extended Charlie Morton, who’s been the lone constant in their starting rotation all season. The veteran right-hander will earn a $20 million salary in 2022 plus a $20 million club option for 2023. Morton has more career wins (nine) and strikeouts (96) vs. the Marlins than any other team.
  • Christina De Nicola’s Marlins Inbox mentions Sandy Alcantara as a logical extension candidate and describes the club’s handling of Lewin Díaz as “baffling.”
  • By a margin of only two votes, Alcantara edged out Bryan De La Cruz for August 2021 Marlin of the Month honors.
  • Join us in wishing Sandy a happy 26th birthday! Here are all of the other MLB players who were born on September 7.
  • Fish Stripes intern Kevin Barral curates last week’s top five Marlins plays:

  • Fish Stripes Live has an early start time—5:00 p.m. ET—livestreaming about all things Marlins-related on our Twitter, Twitch and YouTube accounts.

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