Marlins Place Garrett Cooper at IL, Choose Anuris Zabala

Marlins set first man base Garrett Cooper It is on the list of infected without a designation, which means Cooper’s absence is linked to COVID-19. right hand Anuris Zabala He will take Cooper’s place on the active roster, with Marlins choosing to hold Zabala from Double-A.

It is not known if Cooper tested positive for the virus or if he was turned away for precautionary reasons due to symptoms or close contact status. Cooper was removed from yesterday’s game due to body spasms, Marlins captain Don Mattingly told reporters (including Jordan McPherson at the Miami Herald) today that Cooper’It didn’t feel so good overnight. We run some tests on it and we’ll see where that goes. “

Cooper tested positive for the virus in 2020, when Marilyn’s family was hit by a massive COVID outbreak that sidelined many members of the roster. This absence cost Cooper a month out of the abbreviated 2020 season, and it added to the long list of IL absences Cooper faced in his six-year MLB career. Although Cooper only has 291 games on his resume, Cooper did so well when he was healthy, that he is currently in the midst of what could be his best season. The first baseman to score .315/.389/.473 by four home runs during his first 211 appearances in the 2022 campaign.

Cooper split his time between DH and 1st base this season, and Jesus Aguilar Will now likely see more first base time during Jorge Soler He is the most likely candidate for further DH duty. John Bertie And the Willians Astudillo Both are utility workers, and their versatility will be more valuable than ever as Marlins attempts to conquer that stretch with Cooper, Brian AndersonAnd the Joy Wendell All on the list of injured.

Zabala was already with the Marlins in their cab squad, and the 25-year-old is now set to make his major league debut. Originally an international signing with the Mariners, Zabala began his pro career when he was 17 years old in 2014, and has since bounced back to the farm systems of the Dodgers, Reds and Phillies before landing with Miami this year. Control has been a problem for Zabala throughout his career, contributing 5.48 ERAs over 286 runs in the minors.

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