Bantz Returns to Jacksonville

Breaking News, Roster Moves

Brandon Bantz returns to the Suns. Photo Courtesy: Roger C. Hoover

By Roger Hoover / Jacksonville Suns

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Miami Marlins announced a pair of transactions that impact their Double-A affiliate Jacksonville Suns roster prior to tonight’s game against the Montgomery Biscuits at Bragan Field at 7:05 p.m.

Catcher Brandon Bantz has been transferred from Triple-A New Orleans to Jacksonville. Bantz began the season with the Suns where he was 0-for-7 at the plate in a pair of starts. After being called up to the Zephyrs Monday, Bantz did not see any playing time with New Orleans.

In a corresponding move, catcher Chadd Krist has been transferred from the Suns to High-A Jupiter. Called up on Monday to replace Bantz, Krist did not see any playing time with Jacksonville.

The Suns roster now stands at 24 active players, and a revised roster is attached.

The Suns and Biscuits will square off for the third game of the series from Bragan Field Friday with a first pitch set for 7:05 p.m. ET. The Suns will send out right-hander Kendry Flores (1-0, 1.80 ERA) to the mound and he’ll be opposed by Montgomery righty Jared Mortensen (0-0, 1.50 ERA).

Friday is Suns Beach Sunglasses Giveaway, Scout Night #1 and Friday Family Fireworks! The first 3,000 fans will receive a pair of Suns Sunglasses, courtesy of Memorial Hospital & 1010XL! It’s Scout Night #1 and all scouts are invited to camp out on the field after the game and watch a Midnight Movie! Plus stick around after the game as we light up the skies with the best fireworks show in town with the NAPA Friday Family Fireworks courtesy of your local NAPA Auto Care Center Dealers!

Suns fans can also listen to Friday’s game on the Suns Baseball Network, 100.3FM/600 AM WBOB or through http://www.jaxsuns.com, MiLB.com, or the TuneIn radio app, with the Memorial Hospital Suns Pregame Show beginning at 6:50 p.m. ET

The 2015 season of Suns baseball is presented by EverBank, the official banking partner of the Jacksonville Suns. Sponsorships, group outings, and season/individual game tickets are currently available by calling the Suns front office at (904) 358-2846.

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