Brinson was designated for assignment by the Marlins on Tuesday. Brinson was a highly-touted prospect when acquired from the Brewers in January of 2018, but he's failed to live up to that potential. The 27-year-old appeared in 89 games for the Marlins last season and hit .226/.263/.376 with nine home runs, 33 RBI and 24 runs in 89 big-league contests. The move creates room on Miami's 40-man roster for Joey Wendle, who was acquired from Tampa Bay on Tuesday.
Brinson is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Phillies. Miami has little at stake in its season finale, so manager Don Mattingly will extend a breather to Brinson and a few of the team's other everyday players. Unless he makes a cameo off the bench as a pinch hitter, Brinson will wrap up the season with a .226/.263/.376 slash line to go with nine home runs, a stolen base, 33 RBI and 24 runs across 290 plate appearances.
Brinson went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run Thursday in a 12-3 loss to the Mets. Brinson got the Marlins on the board in the third inning when he took New York starter Rich Hill deep to left-center field for his ninth homer of the season. It was just the second extra-base hit in the last 12 games for Brinson, who is hitting .195 since the start of September.
Brinson will sit for the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Mets, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports. Brinson sits after starting nine straight games, a stretch in which he hit .194/.216/.222. Bryan De La Cruz shifts to left field, with Magneuris Sierra starting in center.
Brinson remains on the bench for Friday's game against Atlanta, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports. Brinson briefly provided reason to believe that he'd finally figured things out at the plate, as he hit .338/.395/.649 over his first 23 games since the All-Star break. He's crashed hard since then, hitting .143/.213/.214 over his last 17 contests. Bryan De La Cruz will start in center field.