Today’s Marlins news roundup also includes the latest All-Star fan voting update.
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- Tuesday’s Marlins MiLB notes: Jazz Chisholm Jr. (Jacksonville) went 0-for-2 with a walk in his first minor league rehab game. He made five putouts during his seven innings in center field. Newly promoted to Triple-A, Paul McIntosh went 0-for-3 and played the whole game at catcher. Jacob Berry (Beloit) went 4-for-5. Still batting below the Mendoza Line, though. Juan De La Cruz, an 18-year-old right-hander, became the first player from the Marlins’ 2022 international signing class to reach Low-A. Daniel Castano (FCL Marlins) began a rehab assignment with a scoreless inning. It was his first official game appearance since April 7. Two-way player Janero Miller (DSL Miami) is still being used exclusively at DH on the days that he isn’t pitching.
- Eury Pérez continues to shove. In fact, he’s getting better. Against the Blue Jays, Pérez set new season highs in strikeout rate and groundball rate. Among MLB pitchers with at least 40 innings pitched this season, his 1.54 earned run average is by far the lowest.
- As of mid-day Tuesday, Luis Arraez had a 172,111-vote lead over Ozzie Albies in National League All-Star voting among second basemen. He’s all but certain to advance to “Phase 2” of the voting. Jorge Soler (339,478 votes) is a distant fourth among NL designated hitters. Barring a miraculous push over the next 27.5 hours, he’ll have to settle for a reserve spot. No other Marlins players have a chance to start the game this year. Continue voting here.
- Elsewhere around the majors, the Reds and Giants did it again. They extended their winning streaks to 10 games and nine games, respectively. Marcus Stroman is steadily emerging as the National League Cy Young award frontrunner. He tossed seven more scoreless innings against the Pirates, who have lost eight in a row.
- The Marlins have a 50.3% chance to win their series finale against the Blue Jays, per FanGraphs. Low-A Jupiter (doubleheader beginning at 4:00 p.m. ET) is at home, while Triple-A Jacksonville (12:05 p.m. ET), Double-A Pensacola (7:00 p.m. ET), High-A Beloit (1:05 p.m. ET) and FCL Marlins (12:00 p.m. ET)) are on the road.
- Daily Luis Arraez batting average update: he enters today at .398. Arraez is 5-for-6 in his career against Toronto’s Kevin Gausman. Additionally, Arraez is hitting .431 in home games this season and .407 in day games.
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- Mark Feinsand of MLB.com mentions the Marlins as potential landing spots for trade candidates Jeimer Candelario and Jace Peterson.