Marlins add 26th man Perez for Fort Bragg game

July 3rd, 2016
Yefri Perez swiped 37 bases in 73 games for Double-A Jacksonville this season. (AP)

FORT BRAGG, N.C. -- The Marlins added one reinforcement for Sunday's game with the Braves at the military base at Fort Bragg. Per an agreement between MLB and the MLB Players Association, each club was given the flexibility to carry a 26th player for Sunday only.

The Marlins on Sunday announced speedy center fielder, Yefri Perez, who has not been on the 40-man roster, will be their extra player. The 25-year-old was in Spring Training with the big league club, and he has the versatility to also play in the infield.

Perez has stolen 37 bases with Double-A Jacksonville in 73 games, and he has a slash line of .257/.330/.310. In 546 Minor League games, he's swiped 195 bases.

This is the second time this season the Marlins have taken advantage of being able to carry a 26th player. Because they played a doubleheader at Washington on May 14, making up an early April postponement, right-hander Kendry Flores was added to the active roster, and he started Game 2 that day.

Perez had been on standby for Sunday for a few days. He last played for Jacksonville on Thursday.

The Braves added outfielder Ronnie Mustelier as their 26th player.