July 6 Suns Roster Moves

Breaking News, Roster Moves

Sean Donatello returns to the Jacksonville Suns. Photo Courtesy: Roger C. Hoover

By Roger Hoover / Jacksonville Suns

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

Left-handed relief pitcher Chipper Smith has been transferred from Jacksonville to High-A Jupiter. With the Suns, Smith was 2-2 with a 4.81 ERA in 16 appearances and 11 starts, and has been in the bullpen since mid-June.

In a corresponding move, right-handed relief pitcher Sean Donatello returns to Jacksonville’s active roster from the disabled list. Donatello was placed on the disabled list June 8 with right biceps tendinitis.

This season Donatello is 0-3 with a 3.95 ERA in 24 appearances and still a Southern League-best 14 saves. Donatello also leads the Southern League in games finished (23). In April he was named the Southern League’s BC Powder Relief Pitcher of the Month after converting six saves during the season’s first month, and was a Southern League Midseason All-Star.

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

The Suns and Lookouts will square off again Monday night from Bragan Field with a first pitch set for 7:05 p.m. ET. The Suns will send out right-hander Jake Esch (6-4, 3.57 ERA) while the Lookouts will counter with lefty Jason Wheeler (0-1, 6.35 ERA).

The Belly Buster Returns to Bragan Field on Monday Night! Don’t miss the best deal in town with Belly Buster Monday where you get all you can eat hot dogs, burgers, popcorn, ice cream and soda from 6-8 plus a HomePlate Box Ticket for just $20! Sponsored by SportsRadio 930AM!

Suns fans can also listen to Monday’s game on the Suns Baseball Network, 600 AM & 100.3 FM “The Answer” or through http://www.jaxsuns.com, MiLB.com, or the TuneIn radio app, coverage will start with a special “Suns Sunday” edition of 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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