The Miami Marlins have signed 32-year old switch-hitting catcher Carlos Corporan to a minor league deal. He played in 20 games in AAA-ball earlier this year for the Rays and he was 13 of 65 (.200 avg, .554 OPS) with 3 runs scored, 2 homers and 9 RBIs. He has played in 232 games in his first six years in the majors and he is 153 of 701 (.218 avg, .622 OPS) with 63 runs scored, 20 homers and 78 RBIs. He will start his time with the Marlins in AAA ball.
The Miami Marlins have designated 25-year old lefty starting pitcher Tim Berry for assignment. Berry pitched in 5 games (4 starts) in A+AA-ball for the Marlins this year and he was 0-2 with a 11.88 ERA and a 2.64 WHIP. Berry has pitched in 144 games (119 starts) in his first seven years in the minors and he is 29-44 with a 4.82 ERA and a 1.44 WHIP. The Marlins shouldn’t miss Berry one bit moving forward.
The Miami Marlins have claimed 27-year old righty starting pitcher Asher Wojciechowski off waivers from the Houston Astros. He pitched in 5 games (all starts) in AAA-ball for the Astros this year and he was 2-2 with a 5.33 ERA and a 1.66 WHIP. He got his first taste of the majors in 2015 for the Houston Astros, appearing in 5 games (3 starts) in which he was 0-1 with a 7.16 ERA and a 1.84 WHIP. This was a good move for the Astros as Wojciechowski was considered a pretty decent prospect not too long ago. He will start out pitching in AAA-ball for the Marlins.
27-year old lefty swinging 1B Justin Bour has been amping up the power lately for the Miami Marlins. Bour has played in 38 games for the Marlins so far this year and he is 31 of 122 (.254 avg, .842 OPS) with 14 runs scored, 9 homers and 23 RBIs. He is currently second on the Marlins in both homers and RBIs. In his last 21 games, Bour is really pounding the baseball, as he is 16 for 63 (.254 avg, .993 OPS) with 10 runs scored, 8 homers and 16 RBIs. Bour has now played in 206 games in his first three years with the Marlins and he is 159 of 605 (.263 avg, .800 OPS) with 66 runs scored, 33 homers and 107 RBIs. I think he has been responding well to Barry Bonds‘ coaching as of late.
The Miami Marlins have activated 32-year old righty reliever Edwin Jackson off the D.L. Jackson pitched in 2 games (both starts) in A-ball on his rehab assignment and he was 0-1 with a 6.75 ERA and a 1.50 WHIP. He pitched in 4 games (0 starts) earlier this year for the Marlins before suffering a triceps injury and he was 0-1 with a 2.45 ERA and a 1.91 WHIP. The Marlins are likely pretty happy to get Jackson back to help lengthen the bullpen.
The Miami Marlins have claimed 28-year old righty reliever Cody Hall off waivers from the Arizona Diamondbacks. Hall pitched in 12 games (0 starts) in AAA-ball for the Diamondbacks this year and he was 0-0 with a 7.98 ERA and a 2.05 WHIP. Hall’s only experience in the show came back in 2015 for the San Francisco Giants. Hall pitched in 7 games (0 starts) for the Giants last year and he was 0-0 with a 6.48 ERA and a 1.68 WHIP. The Marlins have sent Hall to AAA.
23-year old lefty starting pitcher Dillon Peters is off to a good start in the minors for the Miami Marlins. Peters has pitched in 7 games (all starts) in A-ball so far this year and he is 3-2 with a 2.39 ERA and a 0.93 WHIP. He has given up 31 hits and only 4 walks while whiffing 28 batters in his first 37 2/3 innings, which are impressive numbers. Peters has now pitched in 18 games (all starts) in his first two years in the minors and he is 4-6 with a 3.05 ERA and a 1.19 WHIP.
29-year old righty reliever David Phelps has been a blessing to the Miami Marlins‘ bullpen so far this year. He has pitched in 21 games (0 starts) for the Marlins so far this year and he is 2-2 with 2 saves, a 1.50 ERA and a 0.96 WHIP. He has only given up 14 hits and 9 walks while whiffing 28 batters in his first 24 innings this year…..which are very, very impressive numbers. Phelps has now pitched in 44 games (19 starts) in his first two years with the Marlins and he is 6-10 with 2 saves, a 3.97 ERA and a 1.29 WHIP. Phelps has been able to give the Marlins length in the bullpen this year and they hope he keeps up the good work!
22-year old righty swinging outfielder Austin Dean is off to a good start in the minors for the Miami Marlins. He came into this season as the Marlins’ #7 prospect according to Baseball America. Dean has played in 35 games in AA-ball for the Marlins so far this year and he is 40 for 134 (.299 avg, .844 OPS) with 20 runs scored, 3 homers, 29 RBIs and 1 stolen base. Dean has now played in 380 games in his first five years in the minors and he is 397 of 1,437 (.276 avg, .745 OPS) with 201 runs scored, 22 homers, 176 RBIs and 25 stolen bases.
The Miami Marlins have sent 24-year old righty reliever Nick Wittgren to AAA. He has pitched in 4 games (0 starts) for the Marlins so far this year and he is 0-0 with a 3.18 ERA and a 1.59 WHIP. The Marlins have called up 23-year old lefty starting pitcher Jarlin Garcia to replace Wittgren in the bullpen. Garcia has pitched in 7 games (all starts) in AA-ball for the Marlins so far this year and he is 1-2 with a 4.04 ERA and a 1.15 WHIP. He has now pitched in 98 games (84 starts) in his first six years in the minors and he is 23-26 with 1 save, a 3.74 ERA and a 1.24 WHIP. Garcia came into this season as the Marlins’ #3 prospect according to Baseball America. He will work out of the pen for the Marlins this time around.