Esch Returns to Jacksonville

Roster Moves

Esch returns to the Suns after two starts with New Orleans. 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 Biloxi Shuckers at Bragan Field at 7:05 p.m.

Right-handed starting pitcher Jake Esch has been transferred from Triple-A New Orleans to Jacksonville. Esch made a pair of starts with the Zephyrs, going 0-1 with a 5.23 ERA in just over 10 innings on the mound. Esch began the season in Jacksonville, winning his first start on April 10 against Jackson. In that game he went five and a third scoreless innings where he only allowed three hits and struck out six batters.

In a corresponding move, right-handed relief pitcher Casey McCarthy has been transferred from the Suns to High-Jupiter. McCarthy pitched only once for the Suns over the past week, working an inning and two thirds on Tuesday where he allowed a run on a pair of hits.

The Suns roster now stands at 25 active players, and a revised roster is attached.

The Suns and Shuckers will square off again Thursday night from Bragan Field with a first pitch set for 7:05 p.m. ET. The Suns will send out right-hander Austin Brice (0-1, 5.79 ERA) to the mound to be opposed by Shuckers lefty Hobbs Johnson (0-0, 1.42 ERA).

Tonight fans will enjoy Thursday Night Throw Down! Enjoy Buds for a Buck and 2-for-1 cocktails at the hottest spot in Jacksonville during the summer. Plus all college students get $5 admission by showing their student ID at the Suns Box Office. Sponsored by Budweiser, Jameson, Jagermeister, Malibu Rum, Jim Beam, Buzz Magazine, Maverick’s, X102.9.

Suns fans can also listen to Thursday’s game on the Suns Baseball Network, 600AM/100.3 FM WBOB or through,, 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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