By Roger Hoover / Jacksonville Suns
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Miami Marlins announced a transaction that impacts their Double-A affiliate Jacksonville Suns roster prior to tonight’s game against the Montgomery Biscuits at Bragan Field at 7:05 p.m.
Right-handed relief pitcher Lay Batista has been reinstated from the disabled list and added to Jacksonville’s active roster. Batista began the season on the disabled list with a left ankle sprain.
Batista is in his first season in the Marlins organization after signing as a minor league free agent last December. He spent last season pitching in the Atlanta Braves organization, pitching in three games for Double-A Mississippi in the Southern League where he was 0-1 with an 8.22 ERA in three appearances and one start. He also made eight starts with High-A Lynchburg where he was 2-2 with a 6.61 ERA.
The Suns roster now stands at 24 active players, and a revised roster is attached.
The Suns and Biscuits will square off for the second game of the series from Bragan Field Thursday with a first pitch set for 7:05 p.m. ET. The Suns will send out left-hander Chipper Smith (1-0,0.00 ERA) to the mound and he’ll be opposed by Montgomery righty Austin Pruitt (0-1, 0.00 ERA).
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