Brantly called up
The Marlins promoted catcher Rob Brantly from New Orleans this afternoon, following Miami’s 5-0 loss to the Dodgers. Brantly had hit .365 with four doubles, two home runs and 11 RBI in 14 games with the Zephyrs since being acquired from the Detroit Tigers in the Anibal Sanchez/Omar Infante trade. He also helped slow opponents’ running games – Brantly threw out 7 of 17 baserunners (41.2%), while all other Z’s catchers this season have only thrown out 16 of 93 (17.2%).
In a corresponding move, the Marlins have optioned catcher Brett Hayes to New Orleans, where he played most of the 2009 season and the first part of 2010. Hayes went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts on Sunday against the Dodgers, and was hitting .202 with six doubles and no home runs in 39 games this season, striking out 41.5% of the time.
The Zephyrs remain four games behind Albuquerque in the division race, and will send the other piece of the Sanchez/Infante trade, right-hander Jacob Turner, to the mound tonight against Fresno: