The Marlins announced a few roster moves to reporters today, including Daniel Álvarez-Montes of El Extra Base. Right-hander Jeff Lindgren has been selected to the club’s roster. Left-hander Braxton Garrett was optioned to open a spot on the active roster while right-hander Nic Enright was transferred to the 60-day injured list to make room for Lindgren on the 40-man.
Lindgren, 26, was selected by the Fish in the 24th round of the 2019 draft. He made some appearances in the lower levels of the farm system that year, but then the minor leagues were canceled in 2020. In 2021, he tossed 106 Double-A innings with a 3.82 ERA. He split last year between Double-A and Triple-A, tossing 136 2/3 innings over 27 starts. He had a 4.21 ERA in that time, striking out 20% of batters faced while walking 9.1%. This is his first selection to a roster and he’ll be making his MLB debut as soon as he gets into a game.
Garrett is likely considered the club’s #6 starter, behind a top five of Sandy Alcantara, Jesús Luzardo, Edward Cabrera, Johnny Cueto and Trevor Rogers. He opened the season as the long man in the bullpen and tossed three innings on Saturday. It’s possible the club would rather him be making starts in Triple-A so that he’s ready to jump back into the rotation whenever a need arises, with Lindgren taking over the long relief job.
Enright, 26, was selected from the Guardians in the Rule 5 draft. In February, he revealed that he was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in December and has been undergoing treatment. The club hasn’t provided any updates on that situation, but his transfer to the 60-day IL means he will be ineligible to return until late May.
Wonder if Lindgren will Dolph his cap to the fans?
This team had the entire off-season to evaluate their opening day roster options.
They had the entire spring training to evaluate their players.
Making a roster move just 3 days into the season does not speak well of the evaluation skills of the members of this organization. It does reveal a “piece of meat” attitude with respect to the treatment and regard for the individuals at the bottom end of the major league roster.
Imagine your own personal turmoil if one day you have to make living and life arrangements for Maimi and then a mere 3 days later those plans have to be scrapped and the same arrangements have to be made for Jacksonville. Fishy way for the team to operate.
I’m sure the Marlins were upfront with Braxton Garrett that he’d probably end up being sent back down to Triple A to be stretched out. And for Garrett, I think he’d happily take 4 days of MLB pay and his name forever on an opening day roster than the alternative of just staying in Jacksonville.
And don’t berate the Marlins exclusively; every team will make moves like this.
I posted a similar message on the recent Braves transaction.
” It’s possible the club would rather him be making starts in Triple-A so that he’s ready to jump back into the rotation whenever a need arises, with Lindgren taking over the long relief job ”
rEaDiNg iS dIfFiCuLt i KnOw.
Then why didn’t the morons do that from the outset?
Well, Cueto may be out as of tonight, so Garrett may be turning around again if the Cueto situation is serious.
You’re gonna love it tomorrow when Lindgren gets DFAd
This move doesn’t matter. It looks like the Marlins are already done. So is Ng’s tenure as GM along with them.