Prior to today’s game with the Dodgers, the Marlins selected the contract of left-hander Jake Fishman from Triple-A Jacksonville. Right-hander Bryan Hoeing was optioned to Triple-A in the corresponding move.
While Fishman wasn’t needed in today’s 2-1 victory thanks to Sandy Alcantara’s complete-game gem, Fishman can provide the Miami bullpen with some length as they navigate a difficult stretch in their schedule. The southpaw has found a lot of success as a multi-inning reliever this season, with a 2.04 ERA, 23.9% strikeout rate, 8.6% walk rate, and 52.6% grounder rate over 53 innings in Jacksonville.
Fishman made his MLB debut on July 31, allowing one run over 3 1/3 innings of relief work in a 9-3 Miami loss to the Mets. The southpaw was designated for assignment the next day, then outrighted to Triple-A and off the 40-man roster after clearing waivers.
Originally a 30th-round pick for the Blue Jays in the 2016 draft, Fishman joined the Marlins organization as a selection in the minor league version of the 2020 Rule 5 Draft. While relievers are generally more under the radar than most prospects, it is perhaps a little surprising that it took Fishman until 2022 to get his first crack at the majors, considering the solid numbers he has posted throughout his minor league career.