Today’s Marlins news roundup also includes an update to the team’s gameday entertainment itinerary.
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- Monday’s Marlins MiLB Notes: LHP Luis Palacios (Pensacola) was named Southern League Pitcher of the Week. INF Kahlil Watson (FCL Marlins) homered in his second straight rehab game. Watson should be back with Beloit by the end of the week. Both Dominican Summer League teams committed five errors. OF Robert Pérez (DSL Marlins) hit his sixth homer of the season, which leads all Marlins rookie ball players.
- Edward Cabrera‘s control was especially bad on Monday. All three times that he’s been paired with Nick Fortes this season, the enigmatic right-hander has issued six or more walks. His 15.4% walk rate overall is the worst in the majors among pitchers with 60-plus innings. I would be surprised if he stays in the Marlins starting rotation.
- Luis Arraez is hitting .381. Per Sarah Langs of MLB.com, that’s the highest batting average for a qualified hitter entering August (excluding 2020) since Nomar Garciaparra in 2000.
- Elsewhere around the majors, the Cubs won the Jeimer Candelario sweepstakes. The Guardians flipped Aaron Civale to the Rays and the Mariners traded Paul Sewald to the Diamondbacks. The Brewers picked up Mark Canha from the Mets and the Reds added Athletics reliever Sam Moll. Over his last six starts, Marcus Stroman‘s earned run average has ballooned from 2.28 to 3.85.
- What would make this a successful trade deadline day for the Marlins in my eyes? Acquiring a starting pitcher who can be trusted to work deep into games and an infielder with above-average power. I’d be totally on board with getting Gleyber Torres from the Yankees for Edward Cabrera and two additional pitching prospects in the Patrick Monteverde/Karson Milbrandt range.
- The latest Fish On First LIVE included our panel’s trade deadline takes and a detailed assessment of the rival Phillies. With chiropractic care and functional health, La Pop takes a preventative approach that optimizes wellness and quality of life for all ages. Find out more here!
- The Marlins have a 54.6% chance to win their next game against the Phillies, per FanGraphs. Double-A Pensacola (7:35 p.m. ET), FCL Marlins (doubleheader beginning at 10:00 a.m. ET) and DSL Marlins (11:00 a.m. ET) are at home, while Triple-A Jacksonville (8:05 p.m. ET), High-A Beloit (7:05 p.m. ET), Low-A Jupiter (5:00 p.m. ET) and DSL Miami (11:00 a.m. ET) are on the road.
- Tonight marks the return of mascot races at Marlins home games for the first time since 2017. This incarnation of it will feature three roosters (rather than sea creatures).
- Fish On First’s Noah Berger and Kevin Barral will be participating in the Marlins Media Softball Game at LoanDepot Park on Wednesday morning. They’re on the Caliente Red team. See the full rosters here.
- Happy 20th birthday to Marlins LHP Dameivi Tineo. He posted a 2.70 ERA in the minors last season, but he’s sidelined in 2023 following Tommy John surgery.
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