Offishial news, 8/30/23: Waiver claims to consider; Soler leaves with hip tightness

Today’s Marlins news roundup also observes a change in Jazz Chisholm Jr.’s batting stance.

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  • Tuesday’s Marlins MiLB Notes: Daniel Castano (Jacksonville) threw a hurricane-shortened complete game (6.0 IP, 3 H 1 ER, 4 BB, 2 K). Jorge Alfaro caught him and went 2-for-3 with two doubles. Everybody who’s in Idalia’s path, please stay safe! INF/C Bennett Hostetler (Pensacola) boosted his Double-A OPS over .900. He has now homered 10 times in just 27 games played since the beginning of July. INF Yiddi Cappe (Beloit) has gone 27 straight games without a walk or hit by pitch, dropping his season-long on-base percentage to .250. Unequivocally a disappointing year for the highly touted prospect.
  • Jazz Chisholm Jr. drove in the only two runs for the Marlins on Tuesday and did so using a new batting stance. He’s holding his bat more horizontally and his posture is less upright than it used to be.
  • Jorge López allowed three more earned runs in mop-up duty. He owns a 9.26 ERA in 12 relief appearances since the trade. A key reason for the Marlins’ acquisition of him was his one remaining year of arbitration eligibility, but it’s getting more difficult to envision them tendering a contract for 2024.
  • Jorge Soler (right hip tightness) exited the game mid-plate appearance, perhaps not coincidentally feeling the discomfort shortly after running a long distance in the outfield on two separate plays. He downplayed the severity of the issue, but we’ll know more this afternoon.
  • Miami’s loss ensured that the best they can hope for is a series split against the Rays. The Marlins have not won the season-long Citrus Series since 2018.
  • NL Wild Card race updates: the Cubs, Giants and Phillies won, while the Diamondbacks and Reds lost. San Francisco’s Alex Cobb came one out away from a no-hitter. The Phillies’ playoff odds are approaching 98% after their fifth straight win. The Marlins are three games back of the third Wild Card spot.
  • Elsewhere around the majors, a bevy of accomplished pending free agents were placed on waivers by their non-contending teams: Harrison Bader (Yankees), Carlos Carrasco (Mets), José Cisnero (Tigers), Mike Clevinger (White Sox), Lucas Giolito (Angels), Randal Grichuk (Angels), Reynaldo López (Angels), Matt Moore (Angels) and Hunter Renfroe (Angels). Claiming priority goes to teams with the lower winning percentage, so the Marlins have an opportunity to get them before any of the other Wild Card hopefuls. However, that’d require taking responsibility for the remainder of their 2023 salaries (and making room on both their 40-man and active roster).
  • The Marlins have a 51.4% chance to win their series finale against the Rays, per FanGraphs. Double-A Pensacola (7:35 p.m. ET), High-A Beloit (7:35 p.m. ET) and Low-A Jupiter (6:30 p.m. ET) are all at home as well.
  • Daniel Rodriguez interviews 1B Angelo DiSpigna, an undrafted free agent out of Georgia Tech who thrived in the complex league this summer. DiSpigna was selected to take live batting practice at LoanDepot Park against Johnny Cueto, who’s expected to come off the injured list this weekend.
  • John Turlington’s latest Down the Dorsal breakdown revisits the key missed call from Friday’s game against the Nationals.
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One response to “Offishial news, 8/30/23: Waiver claims to consider; Soler leaves with hip tightness”

  1. No temper tantrum by Sandy last night. I guess he just doesn’t care anymore. Sad.

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