MLB notebook: Marlins activate INF
Prado from IL
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[July 19, 2019]
The Miami Marlins activated
veteran infielder Martin Prado from the 10-day injured list Thursday
and replaced him on the IL with utility man JT Riddle.
Prado, 35, had been out of action since the middle of June due to a
right hamstring strain. He is batting .237 with one home run and 12
RBIs in 52 games after grounding out as a pinch hitter Thursday
against the San Diego Padres.
Prado is a career .288 hitter with 99 home runs and 606 RBIs over 14
seasons with the Atlanta Braves, Arizona Diamondbacks, New York
Yankees and Marlins. He was an All-Star with the Braves in 2010 and
has played both first and third base this season.
Riddle, 27, is batting .189 with six home runs and 12 RBIs over 51
games with the Marlins this season. He saw most of his action in
center field but did play 12 games at shortstop. Riddle is out
because of a forearm strain.
--The Los Angeles Dodgers recalled left-hander Caleb Ferguson prior
to their game against the Philadelphia Phillies, while right-hander
Casey Sadler was optioned to Triple-A Oklahoma City.
It is the third stint with the Dodgers this season for Ferguson, 23.
He faced two batters Thursday, hitting one with a pitch and walking
one, and he was charged with two runs, raising his ERA to 6.26.
Sadler, 29, was acquired by the Dodgers in a trade with the Tampa
Bay Rays on July 3 and added to the major league roster Monday. He
made two appearances against the Phillies this week, allowing one
run in 2 2/3 innings.
--The Phillies selected the contract of right-hander Fernando Salas
while also recalling left-hander Cole Irvin from Triple-A Lehigh
Valley. To make room on the major league roster, the Phillies
optioned left-hander Austin Davis and right-hander Edgar Garcia to
Salas, 34, was added to the one remaining vacancy on the Phillies'
40-man roster while also joining the major league roster. He pitched
two-thirds of an inning Thursday and allowed one run.
Irvin, 25, made six appearances (three starts) with the Phillies
earlier this season. The rookie is 2-1 this season with a 7.82 ERA.
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Arizona Diamondbacks' Martin Prado dives across home plate as he
scores against the St. Louis Cardinals on the infield single of team
mate Aaron Hill during the fifth inning of their MLB National League
baseball game in Phoenix, Arizona April 1, 2013. REUTERS/Ralph D.
--The Toronto Blue Jays designated Nick Kingham for assignment to
open a roster spot for Thomas Pannone, who started the team's game
against the Boston Red Sox.
It's the second time Kingham, 27, has been designated for assignment
this season. He was 2-1 with a 3.50 ERA in 10 games for Toronto
after being acquired for cash considerations from Pittsburgh in
June. The right-hander was 1-1 with a 9.87 ERA for the Pirates in 14
games earlier this season.
Pannone, a 25-year-old left-hander, took the loss at Boston after
allowing four runs on five hits in 4 1/3 innings. He is 2-4 with a
6.39 ERA in 25 appearances (three starts) for the Blue Jays this
--The Cincinnati Reds are thin at catcher after placing Curt Casali
on the 10-day injured list and Kyle Farmer on the seven-day
Casali sprained his right knee during the Monday game against the
Chicago Cubs, and he could miss a month of action, according to Reds
manager David Bell. Farmer took two foul balls off the mask during
Cincinnati's Tuesday game against the Cubs.
Starting catcher Tucker Barnhart last played on June 22 and is on
the IL due to a right oblique injury. Cincinnati signed journeyman
Ryan Lavarnway on Thursday a day after promoting Juan Graterol from
Triple-A Louisville. Graterol started Wednesday against the Cubs and
was in the lineup Thursday against St. Louis.
--Field Level Media
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