=The Marlins are set to select the contract of right-hander Luis Madero from Triple-A Jacksonville and transfer third baseman Brian Anderson to the 60-day injured list to create space on the 40-man roster, reports Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald (Twitter link). Miami will also place infielder Jose Devers on the 10-day injured list due to a right shoulder injury.
It’s a tough blow for a Marlins club that has been reeling in recent weeks, due in no small part to the loss of Anderson. On the day Anderson made an early exit due to what was eventually revealed to be a left shoulder subluxation, the Marlins were 23-24. They’ve gone 6-12 in the 18 games since, and while the absence of Anderson obviously isn’t the only reason, it’s a primary factor. The 28-year-old got out to a slow start in 2021 but has long been one of the Marlins’ top bats and was one of the hottest hitters in the NL at the time of his injury.
The move to the 60-day injured list means that Anderson will now be ineligible to return before late July. (The 60-day term of the stint refers to his initial placement on the IL — not the date on which the player is transferred to the 60-day list.) A timeline in that range has begun to look increasingly likely, particularly after MLB.com’s Christina De Nicola tweeted earlier today that Anderson has still not been cleared to begin hitting after three weeks on the the injured list.
Miami’s primary options at the hot corner in Anderson’s absence have been Jon Berti and Isan Diaz, and that pairing will likely continue to hold down the fort on a banged-up Marlins club that effectively has an entire infield — Anderson, Miguel Rojas, Devers and Garrett Cooper — on the injured list. They’re thin on additional options in the upper minors, though both Luis Marte and Eddy Alvarez have gotten quick looks from the Marlins over the past year. (Either would need to be added back to the 40-man roster.)
Madero, 24, made his big league debut with the Fish earlier this season but has already gone unclaimed on waivers once, which removed him from the 40-man roster at the time (hence today’s need for a 40-man transaction).
Madero at one point ranked within the top 20 prospects in the Angels organization, per both Baseball America and FanGraphs, but his stock has tumbled since that time. That’s due largely to being rocked for a 5.72 ERA in 89 1/3 frames of a pitcher-friendly Double-A environment back in ’19, but Madero’s work in Triple-A with the Marlins this year has been sharp: 23 2/3 innings of 2.28 ERA ball, albeit with fairly pedestrian strikeout (23.6) and walk (9.2) percentages.
The Marlins … the bottom feeders that always find a way to pick on one team the entire season. Apparently the Braves are this years victim smh…
I don’t think they’ll be bottom feeders the rest of the season. In all honesty, I picked them to win the division. Their rotation is astounding. Health is the main problem, though I feel they are also underperforming. Truth is, no team in the NL East stands out right now. I think Marlins have the best potential out of all of them but may be too late to pick up the pace.
Fever Pitch Guy
Thoughts and prayers for a speedy recovery.
Agreed on their pitching – it is already very good, and only going to get better once guys liked Max Meyer and Edward Cabrera arrive. Their bullpen has also been sneakily good due to several shrewd minor additions in the offseason that have paid off nicely so far. I’d go so far as to say that as of now, they have one of the better pitching staffs in the NL.
It’s their offense that is holding them back from being legitimate contenders this season, in my opinion. They really need to make some upgrades to it in the offseason if they want to contend in 2022.
It isn’t mainly their lineup. Their bullpen has blown 8 saves in the 8th inning or later. Those are currently keeping them out of first place.
To be fair, most of those blown saves came courtesy of Anthony Bass haha
Bass sure as heck has been doing his damage. Don Mattingly thought taking him out of the 9th inning situations would solve the problem, but Bass found then did it in the 8th.
If this ends up being the difference by the end of the season, Anthony Bass should be the Mets MVP.
They are also still giving the Phillies problems and have been beating the Mets too, so don’t feel that it’s just your Braves.
Can you fix the very beginning of the sentence, it has a ‘=’? Please & thank you!
“‘=’The Marlins are set to select the contract of right-hander Luis Madero from Triple-A Jacksonville and transfer third baseman Brian Anderson to the 60-day injured list to create space on the 40-man roster, reports Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald (Twitter link)”.
Marlins should sell this year. Could get back something in return and focus on next season.
Toddfather where are thou?
Anderson moved to the 60-day? Spin it how they want, but anyone knows that a guy that’s moved to the 60-day is not a good situation. I think it’s safe to assume that Anderson isn’t back until late August or early September at best.
At this point, it’s time to start seeing what is the trade value of Dickerson, Cooper and Duvall to start making room for Sanchez, Lewin Diaz and perhaps Bleday or, in the least, Harrison. I’d also move any bullpen pieces except for Bender, to any sucker.,,,I mean,,,team that can use them.
Then wait and see how we look going into the deadline so we know if we should move Marte and determine if we should also move Aguilar and Rojas. Personally, if we can extend Marte, I keep him and hold onto Aguilar, and see if we can extend Rojas at a credible price tag.
I think Marte should be traded for a couple of prospects or an MLB ready type player. They have multiple outfielders in the system. I think guys like Burdick and Pompey are a bit overlooked and could eventually be decent MLB players.
Yes, with Marte, that’s an option. If we move him though, I prefer an MLB-ready player…specifically a CF because we need that. The guys that we have there in our organization, while serviceable, seem underwhelming (Brinson, Harrison, and Sierra). Our best OF prospects are corner OFs.