The Marlins have selected the contract of outfielder Isaac Galloway as part of a minor early-season roster shake-up. Also joining the active roster is lefty Jarlin Garcia.
Shortstop JT Riddle was dropped back down on optional assignment. The club opened the other necessary roster spot by placing righty Austin Brice on the 10-day IL with gastroenteritis.
Galloway battled for ten seasons in the minors before finally debuting last year in Miami. The 29-year-old lost his 40-man spot this spring but earned his way back up by popping four long balls in his first forty plate appearances at Triple-A to open the present season.
I like stories of players grinding their way through the minors to finally make it to the majors. I hope he can make the most of it while there is still time for him.
You are talking like the man is 39 when he is actually only 29. He could potentially have an 8-10 year big league career. Is it likely? No, but then again that isn’t likely for 99% of all minor leaguers.
Your comment makes it seem like he is on his way out…or dying. Just seems a bit morbid.
We are all on borrowed time, hiflew.
Fair point. However, this is not exactly the place I come to be reminded of my own mortality. Maybe I just have death on the brain or something.
I’m not sure you are thinking in terms of the recent market. How many guys in their 30’s are getting contracts? Plus, 29 in terms of minors is old and definitely shows grinding.
If he wants any shot at being a mainstay in the majors, the time is now for him. Once a player is in his early to mid 30’s, their production starts going down hill.
Happy to see this guy make it.
Pretty sure Galloway is the longest tenured player in the organization. Long grind in the minors!
Dude has quite the arm.
Already made the highlight reel twice