The Marlins have activated lefty Trevor Rogers from the 15-day injured list to start today’s game, reports Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald. Fellow lefty Jake Fishman was designated for assignment in a corresponding move.
It’s been a bit of a catch-and-release season for Fishman, a 27-year-old southpaw. Originally a Blue Jays draftee, he went to the Marlins in the minor league phase of the 2020 Rule 5 draft. He began this season in Triple-A, joining the big league club at the end of July. After a single appearance of 3 1/3 innings, he was designated for assignment and outrighted after clearing waivers. He was selected again on Saturday but has now been sent into DFA limbo a second time, also after a single appearance.
The lefty now has two MLB appearances on his record but has thrown 53 Triple-A innings this year. In that time, he has a 2.04 ERA, 23.9% strikeout rate, 8.6% walk rate and 52.6% ground ball rate. Players who have previously been outrighted in their careers can reject an outright assignment and elect free agency. Because Fishman got the outright treatment earlier this year, he now would have that right. The Marlins will place him on outright or release waivers in the coming days.