The Marlins have announced a series of roster moves, including utility player Jon Berti’s placement on the 10-day IL with a finger injury. They also moved catcher Francisco Cervelli to the 60-day IL with a concussion; selected righty Brett Eibner; recalled second baseman Isan Diaz and lefty Daniel Castano; and optioned RHP Jordan Yamamoto and LHP Alex Vesia.
With a 19-19 record, the Marlins have been one of the majors’ biggest surprises this year, and Berti has played a part in their success. The 30-year-old has batted a league-average .250/.354/.354 with eight stolen bases over 114 plate appearances, and has lined up at a handful of defensive positions. Most of Berti’s reps have come at second base, but he has also handled shortstop, third base, center field and right on occasion.
Cervelli went on the seven-day concussion IL on Aug. 22 and hasn’t played since. The former Yankee, Pirate and Brave has dealt with an alarming number of head injuries throughout his career, making it unclear whether this latest issue will cause the 34-year-old to call it a career. He signed with the Marlins for a one-year, $2MM deal last offseason and batted an effective .245/.355/.453 with three home runs in 62 plate appearances before landing on the shelf.
Eibner, 31, is back with the Marlins exactly a week after they outrighted him. He has thrown 1 1/3 innings of three-run ball in two relief appearances this year.
The way Mattingly handled Yamamoto yesterday was absolutely terrible.
Further proof that the “no position players pitching” rule is beyond stupid.
While last nights game looked more like a Falcons-Dolphins game than a Braves-Marlins game unfortunately someone had to stay out there and take some lumps to save the bullpen, it was just Yamamoto’s unlucky night. He’ll be fine
You don’t allow ANY pitcher to throw 94 pitches over 2 innings. That’s asking for an injury. And you don’t expect that over a young pitcher who has been shuffling through MLB and alternative site all season. That crushes his confidence. No reason for that. They have 10 pitchers in the pen, they could have gone to one of them
Yamamoto probably thought about quitting baseball after his line last night.
That was more than a tough night last night. That was a horror movie starring the Marlins.
that’s probably it for Cervelli. likely they moved him to the IL rather then have him forfeit money in retiring as a courtesy thing.
It’s ultimately his decision to make but I really hope Francisco is seriously thinking about hanging up his spikes. He’s had a fine and respectable career, and hopefully no one wants to see him doing permanent damage to himself.
Didn’t option Smith?
He’s been great all season until yesterday.
Good job Mattingly on Yamamoto ..as cousin eddie said “i havent seen a beating like that since a guy put a banana down his pants and they set the monkeys free.”
Not cool. At all dude.
But I think your name says it all…..