Brinson is dealing with a sore left middle finger, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports.
Brinson left Thursday's game against the Diamondbacks with the injury. It's unclear whether the issue is expected to cause him to miss too many games, though he won't be in the lineup for Friday's series opener against the Brewers.
Brinson went 2-for-4 with a double and a three-run home run in Tuesday's 9-3 win over the Diamondbacks.
It was the athletic but contact-averse outfielder's first homer -- and first multi-hit game -- of the season. In 16 contests since being called up, Brinson is hitting .200 (8-for-40) with four RBI, two runs scored and a 1:9 BB:K, but he'll likely continue to see regular playing time until Starling Marte (ribs) gets healthy.
Brinson is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Giants, Joe Frisaro of ManOnSecondBaseball.com reports.
Brinson appeared in line to get a look as the Marlins' everyday center fielder when Starling Marte (rib) was placed on the 10-day injured list Tuesday, but manager Don Mattingly may have already abandoned that plan. After going 2-for-14 with three strikeouts in his first five games since his call-up, Brinson finds himself on the bench for the second day in a row. Adam Duvall will slide over from the corner outfield to cover center field in the series finale.
Marlins manager Don Mattingly said Brinson will get the chance to play regularly in center field after Starling Marte (rib) was placed on the 10-day injured list Tuesday, Craig Mish of SportsGrid.com reports.
Rather than being limited to short-side platoon duty at the position with Magneuris Sierra, the righty-hitting Brinson looks like he'll stick in the lineup against both right- and left-handed pitching while Marte is on the mend. Per Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald, Brinson will bat eighth in Tuesday's game against the Orioles, and he'll likely have a tough time breaking out of a bottom-third spot in the lineup if his track record at the big-league level is any indication. Over 829 career plate appearances in parts of five seasons in the majors, Brinson owns a .187/.240/.300 slash line and a 29.4 percent strikeout rate.
The Marlins will call up Brinson from their alternate site ahead of Tuesday's game against the Orioles, Craig Mish of SportsGrid.com reports.
He'll be joining the 26-man active roster as a replacement for Starling Marte, who will be shuttled to the 10-day injured list after he was diagnosed with a fractured rib Monday. Brinson and Magneuris Sierra are the primary candidates to fill in for Marte as Miami's everyday center fielder, but expect both to hit near the bottom of the lineup in any starts they might receive.
Brinson was optioned to the Marlins' alternate training site Sunday.
The 26-year-old is 0-for-8 in four games to begin the season and will head to the alternate site in exchange for pitching depth. Daniel Castano was recalled in a corresponding move.
Brinson is part of the Marlins' initial 26-man roster, Jordan McPherson of The Miami Herald reports.
The 26-year-old's shaky hit tool and plate discipline have prevented him from turning his elite athleticism into big-league production, but Brinson still broke camp in a bench role after slashing .258/.343/.484 this spring with a 3:7 BB:K through 35 plate appearances. It will likely take an injury to one of the Marlins' starting outfielders for Brinson to see significant playing time.
Brinson will start in right field and will bat sixth Wednesday against the Braves, Andre Fernandez of Sirius XM Radio reports.
Brinson was on the bench for the past two games, but he'll draw back into the lineup as a replacement in the outfield for the lefty-hitting Matt Joyce, who sits with a southpaw (Max Fried) on the mound for Atlanta. Expect Brinson to continue filling a short-side platoon role for Miami in what remains of the team's regular-season schedule and subsequent playoff run.
Brinson went 1-for-3 with a solo home run during a 5-3 win over the Phillies in the second game of Friday's doubleheader.
After getting routed 11-0 in the matinee, the Marlins put up more of a fight in the nightcap, with Brinson's blast off Heath Hembree in the third inning providing the team's first offense of the day. The 26-year-old outfielder has shown some marginal improvement in his plate discipline in 2020, but Brinson is still only slashing .238/.294/.429 with three homers, two steals, seven RBI and nine runs over 68 plate appearances. Time is running out for him to demonstrate that he can turn his athletic tools into actual production.
Brinson went 1-for-4 with a home run, three RBI and a walk Wednesday in the Marlins' 29-9 loss to the Braves.
Brinson took Tommy Milone deep in the third for a three-run shot to left. The home run was the second of the season for Brinson, who upped his slash line to .237/.297/.390 across 64 plate appearances. He continues to split time in the outfield with Matt Joyce, working in the short side of a platoon as the right-handed hitter.
Brinson remains out of the lineup for Monday's game against the Braves, Andre Fernandez of Sirius XM Radio reports.
Brinson had been in the lineup for three of the Marlins' last four games, but each of those starting assignments came against left-handed pitchers. The 26-year-old still looks to be stuck in the short side of a platoon in the corner outfield with Matt Joyce, who will bat fourth Monday against Braves rookie right-hander Ian Anderson.
Brinson will start in center field and will bat ninth Monday against the Mets, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports.
Brinson started in the Marlins' previous three games while platoon mate Matt Joyce moved to the bench as Miami faced off against a trio of left-handed starting pitchers, but manager Don Mattingly will make room for both outfielders in the lineup for Monday's make-up game with New York. With Jon Berti getting the day off, Brinson will shift over to center field to clear room in right field for Joyce. Brinson recorded one hit in each of his past three starts, but he's still slashing a lowly .200/.273/.325 over his 44 plate appearances on the season.
Brinson was removed from the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Mets, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports.
Brinson was initially slated to start against southpaw David Peterson, but Peterson was scratched and replaced by right-hander Corey Oswalt. Matt Joyce will enter the lineup in left field, batting second.
Brinson will start in left field and will bat fifth Sunday against the Braves, Andre Fernandez of Sirius XM Radio reports.
Brinson will be rewarded with a second straight start after turning in his best game of the season Saturday, when he went 2-for-3 with a double in the Marlins' 2-1 loss. The hits were Brinson's first of the season, as the 26-year-old went 0-for-16 over his first eight games with the club. Corey Dickerson's (personal) recent move to the bereavement list should temporarily open up some steady work for Brinson, but he'll likely shift back to a more permanent bench role once Dickerson is reinstated to the active roster.
Brinson has gone hitless in eight at-bats while starting in three of the Marlins' eight games since he returned from 10-day injured list Aug. 4.
The owner of a 29.5 percent career strikeout rate, Brinson has struck out only once in his nine plate appearances, but there isn't much else positive to say about his early-season performance. More troubling for Brinson is the fact that he hasn't even gotten a longer look from the Marlins, who have chosen to play a 36-year-old on an expiring deal (Matt Joyce) as their primary option in right field over him. Since the Marlins view Brinson as a better defensive fit in right field and Monte Harrison is getting a spin as the team's everyday center fielder, Brinson looks like he'll be limited to short-side platoon work for the time being. Unless Brinson catches fire at the plate in his limited opportunities, he'll be a candidate to move back to the team's alternate training site once Harold Ramirez and/or Garrett Cooper return from the COVID-19 injured list.
Brinson (undisclosed) was reinstated from the injured list Tuesday, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports.
The Marlins made a flurry of roster moves ahead of their return to action Tuesday, and Brinson's activation was among them. Brinson has been on the injured list since before the season due to an undisclosed issue and is now set to make his 2020 debut as early as Tuesday. Brinson has batted below .200 in each of his two seasons with Miami and will likely need to play his way into a regular role now that he's healthy.
The Marlins are expected to activate Brinson (undisclosed) from the injured list prior to their next game Tuesday against the Orioles, Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports.
After having all of its games postponed last week on the heels of a COVID-19 outbreak among the team, Miami will likely be quite shorthanded when it returns to action for a four-game series in Baltimore. The Marlins have already accounted for some of the expected absences in the bullpen by acquiring multiple relievers via trades and waiver claims in recent days, and Brinson is among the rumored position players who will receive a callup as the team looks to field an active 30-man roster. Brinson was removed from contention for the Opening Day roster after missing much of summer camp due to an unspecified issue, but he's been working out with the team for two weeks and should be fully healthy now. Along with Brinson, fellow outfielders Matt Joyce (undisclosed) and Monte Harrison are also expected to be added to the active roster this week.
Brinson (undisclosed) worked out at the Rays' alternate training site Saturday, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports.
Brinson was placed on the 10-day injured list for an undisclosed reason Wednesday, but he was at least able to participate in team activities in Jupiter on Saturday. While the 26-year-old may not be available for the start of the regular season July 24, it's encouraging to see him participating in workouts despite his status on the injured list.
The Marlins placed Brinson (undisclosed) on the 10-day injured list Wednesday.
Brinson's move to the IL comes after the outfielder had yet to make an appearance at summer camp. The Marlins haven't offered an explanation behind Brinson's absence, leaving his timeline to rejoin the club murky. At the very least, Brinson looks like he won't be available when the Marlins begin their season July 24 versus the Phillies, which could allow Harold Ramirez, Jon Berti or even prospect Monte Harrison to break camp with a starting role. Another strong-side platoon outfielder, Matt Joyce (undisclosed), was also placed on the IL on Wednesday.
Brinson has yet to make an appearance at summer camp for the Marlins, Jordan MacPherson of The Miami Herald reports.
The club hasn't offered any reason for Brinson's absence, which inevitably creates speculation it's COVID-related. The 26-year-old was fighting for playing time in right field after two extremely disappointing seasons in the majors, but if he's unavailable for Opening Day it could create an opening for Monte Harrison to leapfrog him on the club's depth chart.
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