The Marlins have chosen the contract of right-hander Jeff Lindgren, per a membership announcement. In a corresponding transfer, right-hander Eury Perez has been positioned on the 15-day injured checklist (retroactive to September 21) with left SI joint irritation. The transfer to the IL brings an finish to Perez’s common season, on the very least. He’ll even be unavailable for the Wild Card collection of a possible playoff run, although it’s not at the moment clear if he might return later within the postseason, ought to Miami make it that far.
Perez, 20, made his MLB debut for the Marlins earlier this 12 months. He was thought-about one of many sport’s high pitching prospects on the time and made a right away impression upon reaching the majors with a 1.34 ERA and three.03 FIP along with a 29.2% strikeout charge throughout his first 9 begins. Miami made the choice to option Perez to the minors in early July with the hope of managing his innings complete in 2023 whereas additionally maintaining him obtainable for the stretch run and a possible postseason push.
Issues didn’t go in keeping with plan, nevertheless. Along with Perez touchdown on the injured checklist for the ultimate week of the season, the rookie’s outcomes have been far much less spectacular since returning to the majors in early August. In his final 38 innings (eight begins), he’s posted only a 4.26 ERA and 4.71 FIP. That late-season downturn in efficiency culminated in a three-inning outing in opposition to the Mets this previous Wednesday the place Perez allowed three runs (two earned) on three hits and three walks whereas stirking out simply two. General, Perez will end his first common season as an enormous leaguer with a 3.15 ERA and 4.12 FIP in 91 1/3 innings of labor.
The information comes on the heels of as we speak’s announcement that ace right-hander Sandy Alcantara won’t pitch again this year. The information combines for a devastating pair of blows to the Marlins rotation as they’re within the midst of a late-season playoff. The membership sat only one recreation again of the Cubs for the ultimate NL Wild Card spot getting into play as we speak, however will now should lean on a rotation group headlined by left-handers Jesus Luzardo and Braxton Garrett. With veteran Johnny Cueto lengthy since demoted to aid work, righty Edward Cabrera and potential depth choices like David Smeltzer and Ryan Weathers must assist carry the load within the absence of Perez and Alcantara going ahead.
Lindgren is one other such possibility. He’s spent the season driving the waiver wire with Miami, as that is the fourth time the Marlins have chosen his contract this season. The precise-hander’s stints with the large league membership have been transient, however he’s posted a 5.14 ERA that’s solely barely under league common by measure of ERA+ (91) with a 4.69 FIP in his seven innings of labor with the membership. With a 4.88 ERA in a swing position on the Triple-A stage this season, Lindgren might be a worthwhile supply of innings for a quickly thinning Marlins pitching workers over the season’s remaining stretch.