Tayron Guerrero Joins Suns

Breaking News, Roster Moves

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 Jackson Generals at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville at 7:05 p.m.

Outfielder Moises Sierra has been placed on the disabled list with left knee tendinitis. Sierra leads the Southern League with a .336 batting average, and he also has hit nine home runs and driven in 37 runs for the Suns this year. This is the second stint for Sierra on Jacksonville’s disabled list in the second half, he was on the disabled list from June 25 to July 7 with a right hamstring strain.

Additionally, right-handed pitcher Tayron Guerrero has been acquired by the Marlins in a trade with the San Diego Padres, and optioned to Jacksonville. Guerrero was acquired by the Marlins from San Diego along with right-handed pitcher Andrew Cashner, right-handed pitcher Colin Rea, and cash considerations in exchange for right-handed pitcher Carter Capps, right-handed pitcher (former Sun) Jarred Cosart, and first baseman Josh Naylor in a trade that was completed earlier today.

Guerrero has pitched at three different levels of the Padres organization this year. With Triple-A El Paso he had no wins or losses and a 6.00 ERA in 13 relief appearances. He also pitched in the major leagues with the Padres, making his major league debut on May 17 against the San Francisco Giants at Petco Park. Guerrero pitched two innings (eighth and ninth) where he allowed a run on a hit with a walk in a game the Giants won 5-1. He most recently pitched with Double-A San Antonio in the Texas League. With the Missions he was 0-3 with a 4.94 ERA in 19 games in relief. Guerrero is a member of the Marlins 40-man roster.

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

The Suns continue their series with Jackson at 7:05 p.m. Friday, when Suns right-hander Jake Esch (10-7) is scheduled to face Generals left-hander Ryan Yarbrough (9-4). Fans are encouraged to show their Gators and Bulldogs pride on Florida-Georgia Night, when Red (or Blue) Shirt Friday means fans who wear red or blue in support military personnel may save $1 off a ticket at the box office or donate the $1 to the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund. The in-game soundtrack will feature Florida Georgia Line music, the Suns will wear red jerseys, and following the game are NAPA Family Fireworks presented by NAPA Auto Care Center. The game is also presented by Lite 96.1 WEJZ.

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.

Yefri Perez Returns to Suns

Breaking News, Roster Moves
Yefri Perez scoring for the Marlins Sunday in St. Louis.

Yefri Perez scoring for the Marlins Sunday in St. Louis.

By Roger Hoover / Jacksonville Suns

MOBILE, Ala. – The Miami Marlins announced a series of transactions that impact their Double-A affiliate Jacksonville Suns roster prior to tonight’s game against the Mobile BayBears Hank Aaron Stadium at 7:35 p.m. ET.

Yesterday left-handed pitcher Jo-Jo Reyes has been transferred from Jacksonville to Triple-A New Orleans. Reyes did not appear in a game for the Suns during his time on the Jacksonville roster. Reyes pitched in 25 games for the Zephyrs, going 1-1 with a 4.05 ERA with three saves in his 40 innings of work. Reyes also pitched in one game for the major league Marlins on June 29, allowing two runs on three hits during two innings of work against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park.

In a corresponding move, right-handed pitcher Chris Mazza has been returned to Jacksonville from his minor league rehab assignment and has been reinstated from the Suns disabled list. Mazza went on the disabled list on June 16 with right shoulder tendinitis. With the GCL Marlins he went 1-0 with a 0.00 ERA in four appearances and three starts. Earlier this season with the Suns he went 3-2 with a 3.67 ERA in 10 appearances and seven starts.

Additionally, outfielder Yefri Perez has been optioned from the major league Miami Marlins to Jacksonville. Perez did not get an at-bat with the Marlins in two games this weekend in St. Louis and one game in Philadelphia on Monday. Perez appeared as a pinch-runner Sunday against the Cardinals where he stole a base and also scored a run on a sacrifice fly. This season with the Suns, Perez, a 2016 Southern League Midseason All-Star, has hit .262 with a home run and 28 RBI, and leads the Southern League with 39 stolen bases.

In a corresponding move, catcher Sharif Othman has been placed on the disabled list, retroactive to July 18, with a left wrist contusion. Othman has played in 19 games for the Suns this year, hitting .161 with two RBI.

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

The Suns and BayBears will start their series Wednesday with the first game of the five-game set at Hank Aaron Stadium at 7:35 p.m. ET. The Suns will start right-hander Hunter Adkins (1-5, 6.52) against Biloxi left-hander Cole Johnson (0-0, 0.00 ERA). Fans can listen to the game on the Suns Baseball Network, beginning at 7:20 p.m. ET with the pregame show “Suns On Deck” on FM 102.3 The Beach, the TuneIn Radio app, and www.jaxsuns.com.

The Suns open a 10-game homestand Tuesday, July 26, against Jackson. Community First Credit Union Two-for-Tuesday means 2-for-1 tickets for members using a CFCU credit or debit card. Fans can purchase $2 24-oz. Miller Lite and Coors Lite adjacent to the new Tiki Terrace and behind Section 115 on Miller Lite & Coors Lite 2sDay. Ketchup and Mustard will campaign in the GATE Condiment Election.

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.

Yefri Perez Called Up to Miami Marlins

Breaking News, Roster Moves

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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 Pensacola Blue Wahoos at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville at 7:05 p.m.

Suns utility player Yefri Perez has been recalled from Jacksonville to the major league Miami Marlins. Perez, a 2016 Southern League Midseason All-Star, was hitting .262 with a home run and 28 RBI in 82 games played for the Suns this season. Perez leads the Southern League and is tied for second in all of Minor League Baseball with 39 stolen bases.

This is the second call-up for Perez to the majors this year, with the first being on July 3 when the joined the Marlins as the 26th man on the roster for the Fort Bragg Game, but he did not appear in the game.

In a corresponding move, infielder Garrett Weber has been transferred from Triple-A New Orleans to Jacksonville. Weber played in two games for the Zephyrs, going 3-for-6 with a triple. Weber has also played for the Suns this year, and in 20 games is hitting .200 with no home runs and four RBI.

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

The Suns continue their series with Pensacola at 7:05 p.m. Friday, when right-hander Patrick Johnson (4-5) is scheduled to face Blue Wahoos right-hander Rookie Davis (6-3). NAPA Family Fireworks presented by NAPA Auto Care Center follow the game. The Suns will wear red jerseys to support the military on Red Shirt Friday. Fans who wear red can save $1 off a 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.

Perez Joins Marlins for Fort Bragg Game

Breaking News, Roster Moves

Yefri Perez with the Suns in 2016. Photo Courtesy: 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 tonight’s game against the Tennessee Smokies at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville at 6:05 p.m.

Suns outfielder Yefri Perez has been selected from the Suns by the Miami Marlins and added to their 40-man roster, as well as added as the 26th man for tonight’s game between the Marlins and the Atlanta Braves at Fort Bragg at 8 p.m.

Perez, a 2016 Southern League Midseason All-Star, was hitting .257 with a home run and 27 RBI in 73 games played for the Suns. He also leads the Southern League and is second in all of Minor League Baseball with 37 stolen bases this year.

Sunday marks the first regular-season professional contest of any sport that will be played on an active military base. The location is Fort Bragg, the United States Army installation in North Carolina, and the new 12,500-seat ballpark, Fort Bragg Field, that will host the game.

The Fort Bragg Game was created in a joint effort by MLB and the MLB Players Association to honor our nation’s servicemen and servicewomen. The first game of its kind is scheduled for 8 p.m. ET on Sunday and will be broadcast nationally on ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball, ESPN Radio and MLB.TV. Tickets are limited to military personnel.

Perez is the second Sun in 2016 to earn a call-up the major leagues, although left-handed pitcher Jarlin Garcia did not pitch in a game for the Marlins in mid-May.

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

The Suns conclude their series with Tennessee at 6:05 p.m. Sunday, when right-hander Jake Esch (7-6) is scheduled to face Smokies right-hander Tyler Skulina (3-6). Gates open at 5 p.m. for Baptist Health Sunday Family FUNday, when kids and their families can play catch on the field before the game and hear a story read by a Suns player. Sunday’s game is also presented by Channel 4 The Local Station. Following the game, the Nimnicht Family of Dealerships presents the Independence Day Eve Fireworks show – the biggest fireworks show of the season!

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.