The Marlins have made a series of roster moves this afternoon, announcing via Twitter that they’ve activated three players—pitchers Robert Dugger and Alex Vesia, along with catcher Chad Wallach—from the injured list. Meanwhile, right-hander Humberto Mejia was optioned to the team’s alternate training site, while RHP Brett Eibner, catcher Brian Navarreto, and LHP Josh D. Smith were designated for assignment.
Eibner, Navarreto, and Smith will no longer occupy a position on the Miami 40-man roster. The Marlins will have a week to either trade, release, or outright assign those three players.
Eibner, a former outfielder, has made the transition to pitcher, making his first two big league appearances with the Marlins, though they didn’t play out as hoped, with Eibner surrendering three earned runs in 1 1/3 innings of work.
Dugger and Vesia will replace Eibner and Smith in the Miami pitching staff, offering one righty and one lefty option. Dugger, Vesia, and Wallach were all placed on the injured list for undisclosed reasons.
at least we got to see both Johs Smiths in the same game
It’s kind of sad to see the “replacement Marlins” start to get DFA’d as people come back. It’s kind of like Keanu in The Replacements. You knew when they were signed that it was going to happen, but you started to like them when they played so well.
I mean if they played well they’d be staying. But if you look at who the signed/claimed:
Eibner – 12.12 xFIP, terrible, DFA
Josh A – 5.47 xFIP, kept
Josh D – 4.04, not terrible, DFA
Hoyt – 3.52, kept
Bleier – 2.88, kept
Moran – 6.39, dfa
Forsythe – Was terrible, -2 wRC+ injured
Alvarez – performed well, but didn’t do as well as Berti so optioned
Vincent – 5.14, kept
Castano – 5.72, optioned
Venditte 4.04, injured
Liebrandt – 6.29, but 0.0 ERA so kept for now
Lavarnway – Didn’t get a lot of at bats but did well, DFA
So of 13 guys who were replacemeny players (the other 5 were callups on the 40 that might have been up soon anyway like Joyce or Sierra), you have:
5 kept going forward
A lot of them made good on their opportunities
Dude you are WAY overthinking this.
Like they say on MLB Network, “He’s a baseball fan, it’s what they do.” It’s also refreshing to see that SOMEONE puts BOTH thought AND effort into their comments.
He’s not overthinking it at all, however, this kind of analysis should be expected by the people who actually cover the sport not the fans. But I applaud the original commenter on this post, very impressive.
Should they win the World Series, the Marlins say they will give championship rings to all those DFA’d replacements. Plastic rings, just like the regular players.
anyone heard any scuttlebutt on how they plan on using Trevor Rogers going forward? Dude was impressive in his debut to say the least
DockEllisDee, I forwarded your question to Trevor Rogers himself. He thanks you for your concern and would love to be your neighbor. He also said it would be a wonderful day in his neighborhood if you stopped by and joined him for some LSD.
The Marlins have high hopes for Dugger but not because of his talent. He has 20 siblings, which could possibly boost their 2021 attendance by 80 percent.
Okay, call off the fact-checkers. I made that up. Since it’s an election year, I figured people would believe anything they read on the Internet.
People will believe anything, election time or not.
No one but me asked, but, I believe in what benefits my person. So if believing in your comment means I get paid in non-counterfeit U.S. dollars, then I believe you.