Offishial news, 7/18/23: Losing streak reaches four; Cabrera returns to starting rotation

Today’s Marlins news roundup also includes an update on Avisaíl García’s progress.

Today’s Marlins news roundup also includes an update on Avisaíl García’s progress.

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  • Monday’s Marlins MiLB Notes: All three rookie-ball affiliates had their games suspended due to rain.
  • The Marlins became the first MLB team to ground into 100 double plays. Meanwhile, no other team has more than 81.
  • Per Jim Callis of MLB Pipeline, RHP Justin Storm is the third Marlins draft pick to sign for less than his slot value, receiving a $241k bonus (slot was $261k). There’s one more week remaining until the signing deadline (5:00 p.m. ET on July 25).
  • Elsewhere around the majors, highly regarded Pirates prospects Endy Rodriguez and Quinn Priester debuted together in a blowout loss to the Guardians. Shohei Ohtani blasted his MLB-leading 35th home run in the Angels’ victory over the Yankees.
  • The Marlins have a 38.6% chance to win their next game against the Cardinals, per FanGraphs. Edward Cabrera will be making his return from a five-week injured list stint, as will St. Louis outfielder Tyler O’Neill, who’s been sidelined since early May. Double-A Pensacola (7:35 p.m. ET), High-A Beloit (7:35 p.m. ET), FCL Marlins (12:00 p.m. ET) and DSL Miami (11:00 a.m. ET) are at home, while Triple-A Jacksonville (7:35 p.m. ET), Low-A Jupiter (6:35 p.m. ET) and DSL Marlins (11:00 a.m. ET) are on the road.
  • Daily scoreboard watching notes: root for the Orioles over the Dodgers, the Braves over the Diamondbacks, the Blue Jays over the Padres and the Nationals over the Cubs.
  • Our MLB trade deadline coverage is at full intensity. The latest articles in there include my favorite right-handed reliever targets, Grant Kiefer’s overview of realistically available and attainable players, and Kevin Barral’s write-ups on rental starting pitchers Jordan Montgomery and Marcus Stroman.
  • Per Christina De Nicola of, Avisaíl García (left back tightness) will begin a rehab assignment with Pensacola tonight. His previous rehab assignment was derailed by a setback, but barring a repeat of that, he’s on track to make it back to the Marlins active roster within the next two weeks.
  • Happy 23rd birthday to Marlins RHP Ike Buxton. Miami’s 15th-round pick in the 2022 MLB Draft has a 1.91 ERA in 33.0 IP for Jupiter this season with a huge 58.6% groundball rate. He’s been stretched out as a starter after originally being utilized out of the bullpen.

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