Garcia Returns to Jacksonville

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By Roger Hoover / Jacksonville Suns

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Miami Marlins announced a series of transactions that impact their Double-A affiliate Jacksonville Suns roster prior to tonight’s games against the Pensacola Blue Wahoos at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville, with the doubleheader beginning at 5:05 p.m.

Left-handed starting pitcher Jarlin Garcia has been optioned from the major league Miami Marlins to Jacksonville. Garcia spent the last week in the Marlins bullpen after getting called up on Sunday, but he did not pitch in a game for Miami.

Earlier this season, Garcia went 1-2 with a 4.04 ERA in seven starts with Jacksonville, and collected 25 strikeouts in his 35 and two-thirds innings of work. He earned his first win of the season in his last start, tossing five and two-thirds scoreless innings against the Shuckers in Biloxi on Tuesday May 10.

Garcia, listed by Baseball America as the Marlins No. 3 prospect for 2016, also pitched for the Suns last year, where he was 1-3 with a 4.91 ERA in seven starts.

Garcia is 23 years old, a native of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, and this is the first major league call-up in his career. He is also the first Sun to receive a direct call-up to the majors from Jacksonville in 2016, after five Suns made the jump to the majors from Jacksonville last year.

In a corresponding move, left-handed relief pitcher Jose Jose has been transferred from Jacksonville to the disabled list, retroactive to May 19, with a right ankle sprain. In 13 relief outings, Jose is 1-3 with a 9.37 ERA.

Additionally, left-handed pitcher Tim Berry has been reinstated from Jacksonville’s disabled list and has had transfer of option to High-A Jupiter. Earlier this season Berry made four starts for the Suns, going 0-2 with an 11.66 ERA.

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

The Suns open their series with Pensacola in a doubleheader of seven-inning games at 5:05 p.m. Friday. Gates open at 4:30 p.m., and following the doubleheader will be NAPA Family Fireworks presented by NAPA Auto Care Center. The Suns are wearing red jerseys for another Red Shirt Friday. Fans are encouraged to wear red to support military personnel and save $1 per ticket at the box office, or donate the $1 to the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund. The game is also presented by Gator Country 99.9 WGNE.

ABOUT THE SUNS: The Jacksonville Suns are beginning a new era of affordable family fun under new ownership in 2016. With a FUNdamentally Different promotional schedule and a new lineup of ticket packages for the upcoming season, there is a reason for everyone to get part of the action by calling the Suns at (904) 358-2846 or visiting www.jaxsuns.com.

 

Garcia Called Up from Suns to Miami Marlins

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Jarlin Garcia joins the Marlins in Washington. Photo Credit - Roger C. Hoover.

Jarlin Garcia joins the Marlins in Washington. Photo Credit – Roger C. Hoover.

By Roger Hoover / Jacksonville Suns

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Miami Marlins announced a transaction that impacts their Double-A affiliate Jacksonville Suns roster prior to today’s game against the Montgomery Biscuits at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville at 3:05 p.m.

Left-handed starting pitcher Jarlin Garcia, a member of the Marlins 40-man roster, has been recalled from Jacksonville to the major league Miami Marlins. He joins the Marlins today in Washington, and will be available to pitch in today’s game between the Marlins and Nationals at Nationals Park at 1:35 p.m.

Garcia went 1-2 with a 4.04 ERA in seven starts with Jacksonville, and collected 25 strikeouts in his 35 and two-thirds innings of work. He earned his first win of the season in his last start, tossing five and two-thirds scoreless innings against the Shuckers in Biloxi on Tuesday May 10. He was scheduled to start today’s game for the Suns against the Biscuits.

Garcia, listed by Baseball America as the Marlins No. 3 prospect for 2016, also pitched for the Suns last year, where he was 1-3 with a 4.91 ERA in seven starts.

Garcia is 23 years old, a native of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, and this is the first major league call-up in his career. He is also the first Sun to receive a direct call-up to the majors from Jacksonville in 2016, after five Suns made the jump to the majors from Jacksonville last year.

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

The Suns continue their series with Montgomery at 3:05 p.m. Sunday, when Suns right-hander Chris Mazza (0-0, 5.40 ERA) is scheduled to face Biscuits right-hander Jake Faria (0-3, 4.97 ERA). Baptist Health Sunday Family FUNday begins with kids catch on the field after gates open at 2 p.m., followed by a Suns player reading a children’s story. The afternoon includes a first pitch by a stroke survivor, autographs by former major leaguer and Bolles School alumnus Rick Wilkins. It’s also Princesses and Pirates Day, so take a picture with one of the princesses, get a free face painting behind Section 108, and after the game, kids can run the bases. Sunday is also presented by Channel 4 The Local Station.

ABOUT THE SUNS: The Jacksonville Suns are beginning a new era of affordable family fun under new ownership in 2016. With a FUNdamentally Different promotional schedule and a new lineup of ticket packages for the upcoming season, there is a reason for everyone to get part of the action by calling the Suns at (904) 358-2846 or visiting www.jaxsuns.com.