5:45 pm: Anderson is evaluating his options for treatment, with surgery a possibility, reports Craig Mish of the Miami Herald (Twitter link). Even if he does require some sort of operation, it remains possible he’ll be ready for the start of Spring Training next season. Anderson is not expected to return in 2021 whether or not surgery is required.
4:28 pm: The Marlins are selecting the contract of infielder Deven Marrero, the team informed reporters (including Daniel Álvarez Montes of ElExtraBase). Third baseman Brian Anderson is going on the 10-day injured with a left shoulder subluxation. To create space for Marrero on the 40-man roster, the team transferred right-hander Jorge Guzmán from the 10-day to the 60-day injured list.
It’s familiar territory for Marrero, who has now been selected to the big league club on five separate occasions this season. He has been designated for assignment and passed through outright waivers shortly after each previous time, and he’s tallied just eleven MLB plate appearances altogether. The 31-year-old owns a .230/.310/.355 line over 174 plate appearances with Triple-A Jacksonville this season.
Anderson is landing on the IL with a shoulder subluxation for the second time this season. His first subluxation required a two-month recovery timeline. It has been a frustrating year for Anderson, who also missed a couple weeks with an oblique issue. The series of injuries has limited him to 264 plate appearances, in which he’s hit a league average .249/.337/.378.
It’s quite possible the health problems and stop-and-start nature of the season have kept him from getting into a rhythm, as that’s Anderson’s least productive output since he became a regular in 2018. Over the previous three seasons, the right-handed hitter posted a quality .266/.350/.436 line. With Miami out of contention, it wouldn’t be a surprise if Anderson is eventually shut down with an eye towards getting back to full strength in 2022.
Guzmán’s season is officially brought to a close. The hard-throwing righty landed on the IL with right elbow soreness in mid-August, so today’s transfer forecloses any chance of him making it back this year. Guzmán has been limited by injury to three big league appearances over the past couple seasons but he’s not far-removed from being viewed by public prospect evaluators as a potential impact reliever.