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.

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