Brinson was optioned to Triple-A New Orleans on Tuesday, Andre Fernandez of The Athletic reports.
After a rough first season in Miami, in which he hit a miserable .199/.240/.338, Brinson needed to take a significant step forward to keep his past prospect promise alive. Instead, he's taken a small step backwards, hitting .197/.247/.263 with a 34.1 percent strikeout rate. He's still just 24 years old, but it's getting harder to see him as a future starter let alone a future star. Garrett Cooper (calf) was activated from the 10-day injured list in a corresponding move.
Brinson is not in the lineup Saturday against the Phillies, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports.
Brinson appeared to be reclaiming his starting role after starting two straight games, but he's back on the bench Saturday despite hits in both of those contests. Isaac Galloway starts in center field.
Brinson is in the lineup for the second straight game Friday against the Phillies, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports.
Brinson had sat in favor of Isaac Galloway for five out of six games but may now be reclaiming his starting role. Brinson has so far failed to improve on last season's .199/.240/.338 line, hitting an even worse .188/.243/.246.
Brinson returned to the starting lineup Thursday and went 1-for-2 with a run scored and a strikeout.
The 24-year-old has been on the bench for five of the last seven games -- no surprise considering his woeful .188/.243/.246 slash line and 33.3 percent strikeout rate. According to Andre Fernandez of The Athletic, Brinson has been getting extra work in the cages with new Marlins hitting coach Jeff Livesey in an effort to solve his issues. "It's a battle for him right now to just trust the things he's working on," Livesey said. "We believe he's worked on the right things, and maybe it could be a matter of getting a few breaks. He has to keep trusting the game and go up there with some swagger and trust his ability." Miami is being as patient as they can with Brinson -- if nothing else, Christian Yelich's success in Milwaukee ensures that the centerpiece of the package they got for him will get lots of chances -- and short of rushing Monte Harrison to the majors the team doesn't have any internal options to replace him in center field, but at some point Brinson needs to start making semi-consistent contact if he's ever going to be a useful big leaguer.
Brinson is still sitting Saturday against the Nationals, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports.
Brinson sits for the third straight contest, with Isaac Galloway starting on each occasion. Brinson clearly needs to figure something out, with his season slash line sitting at .190/.239/.254 through 20 games. It's unclear when he's expected to return to the lineup.
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