Batista to New Orleans / Reed to Jacksonville

Breaking News, Roster Moves
Lay Batista is now with Triple-A New Orleans. Photo Courtesy: Jay Metz

Lay Batista is now with Triple-A New Orleans. Photo Courtesy: Jay Metz

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 today’s game against the Montgomery Biscuits at 1:05 p.m. at Bragan Field.

Right-handed relief pitcher Lay Batista has been transferred from Jacksonville to Triple-A New Orleans. Batista pitched in 14 games in relief for the Suns, going 0-1 with a 2.08 ERA along with a save. At the time of his promotion, Batista led all Southern League relievers in batting average against at .106 (7-for-66). This is the first call-up to Triple-A in Batista’s career, which began in 2009 in the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim organization.

In a corresponding move, left-handed relief pitcher Frankie Reed has been transferred from rookie level Batavia to Jacksonville. Reed has pitched in 10 games this season with Jacksonville, with no wins or losses and a 4.11 ERA in 15 and a third innings pitched.

The Suns roster now stands at 25 active players plus catcher Jeff Mathis on his rehab assignment, and a revised roster is attached.

The Suns and Biscuits will square off again Wednesday afternoon from Bragan Field with first pitch set for 1:05 p.m. ET. The Suns will send out righty Austin Brice (2-4, 7.71 ERA) while the Biscuits will counter with right-hander Jaime Schultz (4-3, 3.33 ERA).

Wednesday afternoon is a Businessperson Special with Baseball in the SUNShine!  $15.50 gets you a Homeplate Box seat, large hot dog and large beverage of choice. Sponsored by 1010XL & 92.5 FM!

Suns fans can also listen to Wednesday’s game on the Suns Baseball Network, 102.3 FM “The Beach” or through,, or the TuneIn radio app, coverage will start with the Memorial Hospital Suns Pregame Show beginning at 12:50 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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