The Marlins outrighted Shuck to Triple-A New Orleans on Saturday. Shuck will stick around in the organization as minor-league depth after none of the other 29 teams were willing to put a waiver claim in for the outfielder. The 31-year-old slashed .192/.255/.231 across 142 plate appearances while seeing action in 70 games for the Marlins.
Shuck was designated for assignment by Miami on Thursday, Craig Mish of SiriusXM Radio reports. Shuck has played in 70 games for the Marlins this season, slashing an unsightly .192/.255/.231 with just four extra-base hits and four RBI across 142 plate appearances. Unless claimed off waivers or traded, Shuck will report to Triple-A New Orleans, where he spent a little time back in early April. It appears as though Garrett Cooper (wrist) may return to the fold in a corresponding move, though the club has yet to make an official announcement.
Shuck is out of the lineup Sunday against the Orioles, Andre Fernandez of the Miami Herald reports. Thanks to the designated hitter being available for the Marlins in Baltimore this weekend, Shuck had entered the lineup for the first two games of the series, and three in a row dating back to Thursday's series finale against the Giants. After recording four hits versus San Francisco, Shuck turned in a pair of 0-for-4 performances against Baltimore and now looks like he'll see his brief run of steady at-bats come to a close unless an injury hits one of the Marlins' regular outfielders.
Shuck went 4-for-7 with two doubles and a run scored in Thursday's extra-innings loss to the Giants. Remarkably, it's Shuck's second four-hit performance of the year despite a poor .212/.278/.263 slash line through 52 games. The 30-year-old will continue to serve as a depth outfield option for the Marlins, getting occasional starts when a right-hander is on the mound for the opposition.
Shuck will be called up by Miami prior to Friday's game against the Pirates, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports. Shuck began the season with Triple-A New Orleans, and has gone 4-for-21 with a pair of RBI during his first seven appearances. The 30-year-old likely won't make much of a fantasy impact with the Marlins, and will be utilized as a reserve outfielder behind Derek Dietrich, Lewis Brinson and Cameron Maybin. Shuck didn't appear in a big-league game during the 2017 campaign, though he did play in 81 the year before with the White Sox.