Today’s Marlins news roundup also includes a summary of the latest roster moves.
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- Monday’s Marlins MiLB notes: Marco Vargas (FCL Marlins) has reached base safely in 14 of his first 16 games played this season. The DSL Marlins dropped to 4-12 and have allowed 8.63 runs per game (more than a run per inning).
- Jazz Chisholm Jr. (right turf toe) and Jean Segura (left hamstring strain) were both reinstated from the injured list at the expense of Garrett Hampson and Jacob Amaya, who’ve been optioned to Triple-A Jacksonville. Hampson and Amaya were playing sparingly as it is. The Marlins filled their vacant 40-man roster spot by reacquiring right-hander Eli Villalobos via waiver claim. Pitching for Pittsburgh’s Double-A affiliate, Villalobos had a 4.15 ERA and 6.72 FIP in 16 relief appearances with just as many walks and hit-by-pitches (16) as strikeouts. Villalobos’ stay on the 40-man will be short-lived unless his control improves. Monday happened to be his 26th birthday.
- Congrats to Patrick Monteverde and Nasim Nuñez on being selected to represent the Marlins at the All-Star Futures Game. Here are the complete rosters.
- Great insight from Craig Mish of SportsGrid during a lengthy Twitter Space hosted by Takes Were Made. Mish is skeptical of Avisaíl García playing again for the Marlins this season (at least in any substantial role). He estimates that Segura has another month or so to break out of his season-long malaise, otherwise Dane Myers could take over as the club’s main third baseman. Mish says there’s an extremely high likelihood of the Marlins using their first-round draft pick on a hitter. Summing up the difference in clubhouse culture between 2022 and 2023, “everyone can just be who they are” under Skip Schumaker.
- Elsewhere around the majors, Shohei Ohtani blasted his MLB-leading 26th home run. Spencer Strider (7.0 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 10 K) had one of his best starts of the season. The Mets lost again for the 16th time in their last 21 contests.
- Daniel Rodriguez was victorious on our off-day edition of Marlins Jeopardy. Tonight, we’re back with the usual Fish On First LIVE series preview show, streaming tonight at 6:00 p.m. ET on YouTube/Twitch/Twitter. Super Subscribers, submit your series predictions before first pitch. 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 47.6% chance to win their series opener against the Red Sox, per FanGraphs. DSL Miami (11:00 a.m. ET) is at home, while DSL Marlins (11:00 a.m. ET) and FCL Marlins (12:00 p.m. ET) are on the road.
- Phase 2 of MLB All-Star voting continues until Thursday at noon ET. Luis Arraez and Ozzie Albies are the finalists to start at second base for the National League. Jorge Soler‘s path to making the NL roster as a reserve becomes much clearer if J.D. Martinez wins the designated hitter vote over Bryce Harper (Harper will likely miss the game entirely if he isn’t fan-elected), so consider supporting Martinez on your ballot.
- FOCO released a new Charlie Brown Marlins bobblehead, available to pre-order for $65.
Graphic courtesy of Miami Marlins