Ellington to New Orleans / McCarthy to Jacksonville

Breaking News, Roster Moves

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By Roger Hoover / Jacksonville Suns

MOBILE, Ala. – The Miami Marlins announced a pair of transactions that impact their Double-A affiliate Jacksonville Suns roster prior to tonight’s game against the Mobile BayBears at 8:05 p.m. ET at Hank Aaron Stadium.

Right-handed relief pitcher Brian Ellington has been transferred from Jacksonville to Triple-A New Orleans. This season Ellington pitched in 25 games in relief for the Suns, going 4-1 with a 2.51 ERA. In his 43 innings pitched, he struck out 47 batters compared to only 13 walks. This is the first call-up to the Triple-A level in his career.

In a corresponding move, right-handed relief pitcher Casey McCarthy has been transferred from High-A Jupiter to Jacksonville. McCarthy with the Hammerheads is 0-3 with a 2.15 ERA in 21 appearances with a pair of saves. This is the second call-up to Jacksonville for McCarthy this season, who was with the Suns from early May to mid-June. In 11 appearances with the Suns, McCarthy was 0-3 with a 7.20 ERA in 15 innings on the mound.

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

The Suns and BayBears will square off once again Friday night from Hank Aaron Stadium with a first pitch set for 8:05 p.m. ET. The Suns will send out right-hander Scott Lyman (0-6, 6.64 ERA) while the BayBears will counter with righty Blayne Weller (1-3, 5.66 ERA).

Suns fans can also listen to Friday’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 the Memorial Hospital Suns Pregame Show beginning at 7:50 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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