Injuries & Roster Moves: Marté returns

June 19th, 2021

Keep track of the Marlins' recent transactions and injury updates throughout the season.

ROSTER MOVES

June 19: INF 's contract selected from Triple-A Jacksonville
Marté is back for his second MLB stint. His first went from May 28-June 2 and lasted just three plate appearances. At Triple-A, he slashed .213/.228/.360 with a .588 OPS. Marté can play every infield position.

June 19: INF designated for assignment
Marrero went 0-for-3 on June 16 after having his contract selected.

June 18: SS reinstated from 10-day IL
Rojas, the club's unofficial captain, had been out since May 28 with a dislocated left index finger.

"I've been trying to adjust," Rojas said. "It's been a couple days. I took like three or four days of batting practice, I've been hitting off the machine, trying to get used to the discomfort that I'm going to feel for maybe a couple of weeks. But that's nothing that I feel at this moment will keep me away from the field, and that's the biggest reason why I'm trying to do it. I'm trying to do it right now, as soon as I feel like a little bit better to play. That's why I'm here and in the lineup."

June 18: optioned to Triple-A Jacksonville
With the return of Miguel Rojas, the Marlins elected to send down Díaz as the corresponding roster move and keep Deven Marrero to move around the infield. Jon Berti will see the majority of time at third base. Díaz was slashing .146/.286/.223. 

"We kind of have a little bit of a position change at third, and I think it's probably best for [Díaz] to be able to play," Marlins manager Don Mattingly said. "Honestly, for moving during the season at the big league level, [he did a] pretty good job. I think the other thing is just making sure he's getting consistent at-bats, and right now there's just probably not consistent at-bats here for him."

INJURY UPDATES

10-day IL

OF Corey Dickerson (left foot contusion)
Expected return: Later rather than sooner
Dickerson is in a walking boot. He underwent an MRI on June 14 in St. Louis, and he was scheduled to get a couple of opinions on the injury. On June 13, he was replaced in the seventh for precautionary reasons after awkwardly stepping on the first-base bag two innings earlier. (Last updated: June 18)

1B/OF (lumbar strain)
Expected return:
Late June
Cooper is throwing and hitting off the tee in the cage. His IL stint is retroactive to June 8. (Last updated: June 18)

RHP (right groin strain)
Expected return: Late June
Holloway made his third rehab start on June 16, throwing 74 pitches across 4 1/3 innings for Triple-A Jacksonville. He struck out seven, walked one and gave up five runs (three earned) on five hits. Placed on the 10-day IL on May 22, Holloway would be a candidate to rejoin the rotation when ready. (Last updated: June 18)

2B/SS José Devers (right shoulder impingement)
Expected return: When activated, would go to Triple-A Jacksonville
Devers exited as part of a double switch in the fourth inning on June 13. He hurt his shoulder swinging at a high fastball that he fouled back during his first at-bat, according to manager Don Mattingly. (Last updated: June 14)

RHP (right biceps inflammation)
Expected return: June
Neidert is scheduled to throw a bullpen session later this week. Neidert was placed on the 10-day IL on May 27. (Last updated: June 8)

60-day IL

3B (left shoulder subluxation)
Expected return:
Late July
During an appearance on Bally Sports Florida's broadcast on June 11, Anderson said he has been able to throw and use his glove hand to catch the ball. The hope is he can begin playing defense this week, then hit right after that. Anderson has been out of the lineup since Miami's loss to Philadelphia on May 25. (Last updated: June 14)

RHP (right elbow inflammation)
Expected return: Second half
The Marlins' No. 29 prospect was scheduled to throw 45 pitches in an extended spring game on June 14. He was placed on the 60-day injured list on May 9. (Last updated: June 14)

RHP (right quad strain)
Expected return: At least 60 days
An MRI revealed that Hernandez's injury was severe, so the Marlins transferred him to the 60-day IL. He looked solid on the mound but got hurt while scoring a run in his return from right biceps inflammation on June 3.

"No real surprise I don't think for us with Elieser," manager Don Mattingly said. "We knew it was going to be pretty severe, just the way it happened and then the way he was feeling afterwards and the next day. It felt pretty simple that it was going to take him this long to get back, once he gets healthy enough to start throwing and then the build-up and all of that." (Last updated: June 5)

Minors (but injured)

RHP (right shoulder inflammation)
Expected return
: Second half
Sánchez continues to throw from 75 feet in Jupiter, Fla. He experienced some slight discomfort, which general manager Kim Ng referred to as bursitis, during his throwing program in between bullpen sessions two weeks ago. Pitching coach Mel Stottlemyre Jr. said on June 5 that MLB Pipeline's No. 11 overall prospect isn’t ready to go on a rehab assignment yet. (Last updated: June 18)