Marlins call up Andrew Heaney amidst bevy of roster moves
The Marlins made a series of roster moves Monday, including placing Christian Yelich on the DL and designating Randy Wolf for assignment. They are also calling up touted prospect Andrew Heaney.
The Miami Marlins did a bit of roster shuffling Monday. The club announced that the following players are coming up from the minors: Anthony DeSclafani, Justin Bour, Jake Marisnick and Andrew Heaney. As corresponding moves, Randy Wolf and Kevin Slowey were designated for assignment while Christian Yelich was placed on the 15-day disabled list and Donovan Solano was optioned to Triple-A New Orleans.
So the big news -- aside from Yelich hitting the DL, which was expected -- would be Heaney getting called up. The 23-year-old left-hander entered the season ranked as a top-30 prospect in all of baseball by most scouting outlets.
In 13 appearances (nine in Double-A and four in Triple-A) this season, Heaney is 7-2 with a 2.47 ERA, 1.10 WHIP and 79 strikeouts in 76 2/3 innings. He'll likely take Wolf's spot in the rotation, meaning he would make his big-league debut Thursday against the Mets.
Wolf, 37, was 1-3 with a 5.26 ERA in six appearances for the Marlins.
Marisnick -- also appearing on most top-100 prospects lists -- will take over in the outfield for Yelich, who has a lower back strain.