O'Brien (ribs) went 0-for-3 with a walk and a strikeout in his first game back with Triple-A New Orleans on Tuesday.
A rib injury put O'Brien on the major-league injured list in May and the Marlins ultimately decided he was not worth waiting around for; they designated him for assignment June 20 to make room for Zac Gallen. The 28-year-old O'Brien cleared waivers and has since been cleared to return to active competition with New Orleans, where he is likely to play out the remainder of the campaign, with an outside shot at a September callup.
O'Brien (ribs) cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A New Orleans on Saturday, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports.
O'Brien had been on the injured list for more than a month when he was designated for assignment Thursday. He'll fill an organizational depth role for the Marlins once healthy.
O'Brien (ribs) was designated for assignment Thursday, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports.
O'Brien has been sidelined for nearly a month with a rib injury. Prior to landing on the shelf, the 28-year-old slashed just .167/.255/.262 in 14 games, so the Marlins decided to drop him from their 40-man roster rather than wait for him to get healthy. This move frees up a spot on Miami's 40-man roster for Thursday's starter, Zac Gallen, whose contract was purchased from Triple-A New Orleans.
O'Brien (ribs) will begin a rehab assignment with High-A Jupiter on Tuesday, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports.
O'Brien will be eligible to return from the injured list Friday and appears to be tracking for a return close to that date. It's not clear that he'll have a big-league role to return to once healthy, however, as he's hit just .167/.255/.262 in 14 games for the Marlins this season.
O'Brien was placed on the 10-day injured list with a left rib cage contusion Saturday.
O'Brien is hitting just .167/.255/.262 in 14 games for the Marlins this season. Garrett Cooper (hand) was reinstated from the injured list in a corresponding move.
O'Brien is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Braves, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports.
The Marlins brought O'Brien back from the minors on Saturday and immediately installed him as the starting left fielder in place of the injured Garrett Cooper (hand). Though Cooper will remain on the injured list for at least the next week and a half, O'Brien won't be promised full-time run in the outfield unless his bat warrants the steady playing time. O'Brien has registered just four hits while striking out 15 times in 30 at-bats with Miami this season.
O'Brien was called up by the Marlins on Saturday, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports.
O'Brien is up to replace Garrett Cooper, who landed on the injured list with a hand contusion. O'Brien went 3-for-27 at the plate earlier in the season and owns a career .204/.268/.443 slash line over parts of four seasons.
O'Brien was optioned to Triple-A New Orleans on Friday, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports.
O'Brien has started nine games in right field with Garrett Cooper (calf) on the injured list, but struggled mightily by going 3-for-27 with 14 strikeouts. Austin Dean was called up from New Orleans to bolster Miami's outfield depth.
O'Brien went 1-for-3 with a walk and a solo home run in Saturday's 4-2 win over the Braves.
The 28-year-old connected off Kyle Wright in the fifth inning for his first homer of the year. O'Brien is still trying to prove he belongs in the majors, but the early results haven't exactly been encouraging -- he has only one other hit through five games to go along with a 2:9 BB:K, leading to a .118/.211/.294 slash line.
O'Brien is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Mets, Andre Fernandez of The Athletic reports.
O'Brien will give way to Rosell Herrera in right field Wednesday after starting the last three games. Since being recalled from the minors last week, O'Brien is just 1-for-12 with seven strikeouts.
O'Brien was recalled by the Marlins on Sunday, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports. O'Brien is batting seventh against the Rockies.
O'Brien returns to Miami to replace the injured Garrett Cooper (calf). He will immediately jump into the starting lineups. O'Brien continued to struggle to make contact throughout spring training -- he struck out 19 times in 41 at-bats -- though he has also flashed the ability to hit for power throughout his time in the minor leagues.
O'Brien was optioned to Triple-A New Orleans on Saturday, Andre Fernandez of The Athletic reports.
O'Brien seemed to be in line for a regular role in a corner outfield spot, but he won't get the chance right away. He impressed in a 22-game sample in the big leagues last season, hitting .273/.338/.530, but the Marlins will go with other options for now. Garrett Cooper could be in line for a starting role with O'Brien out of the picture.
O'Brien went 2-for-3 with a double and five RBI in Monday's Grapefruit League game against the Nationals.
While the 28-year-old is still looking for his first spring homer and is hitting only .216 (8-for-37) through 16 games with a 6:18 BB:K, half of those hits have been two-baggers. The Marlins are counting on O'Brien to supply some much-needed power to the heart of their lineup, which should give him a long leash to begin the regular season even if his contact issues carry forward. He remains a risky fantasy option, albeit one with intriguing upside.
O'Brien went 2-for-5 with a grand slam and five RBI in Sunday's spring game against Atlanta.
O'Brien kicked off the scoring in the first inning on a single to right field and clubbed a grand slam in the fifth to give the Marlins a 5-1 lead. After a slow start to spring, he's now 4-for-26 at the dish. He still has a long way to go to earn a roster spot, although Sunday's performance is a step in the right direction.
O'Brien has gone 0-for-11 with seven strikeouts while trying to transition to right field this spring, Barry Jackson of The Miami Herald reports.
The Marlins are hoping the minor-league slugger, who hit 30 homers between Double-A and Triple-A last season before swatting four more in 22 September games for Miami, is adequate enough defensively that they can get his bat into their underpowered lineup, but so far O'Brien isn't giving the club much reason to keep him around. He still has time to find his stroke at the plate, and his competition for a roster spot is lackluster at best, but for now the 28-year-old remains little more than a deep-league lottery ticket for fantasy purposes.
O'Brien went 1-for-3 with a home run and three RBI in the Marlins' 6-4 win over the Phillies on Sunday.
O'Brien plated two runs on his fourth-inning home run off Nick Pivetta and padded the Marlins' lead with a RBI groundout in the sixth. The 28-year-old has started in three of the Marlins' last five games and could provide some useful power numbers in NL-only formats over the final two weeks of the season, though a 38.8 percent career strikeout rate in the majors gives him significant batting-average downside.
O'Brien went 2-for-3 with a home run and two RBI in Thursday's 4-3 loss to the Mets during Game 1 of a doubleheader.
O'Brien opened the game's scoring with a solo shot in the second inning before driving in another run in the seventh. It was the 28-year-old's first big league homer since 2016 and his first two RBI of the season.
O'Brien had his contract purchased from Triple-A New Orleans on Tuesday, Andre Fernandez of the Miami Herald reports.
O'Brien was traded from the Dodgers to the Marlins back in June. The 28-year-old has spent the entire season in the minors, slashing a combined .216/.330/.506 with 30 homers across 110 games between Double- and Triple-A. He'll serve as a right-handed power bat off the bench for the Marlins. O'Brien owns a career .176/.228/.446 slash line with six homers across 79 big-league plate appearances.
The Marlins acquired O'Brien from the Dodgers on Friday, Matthew DeFranks of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.
O'Brien appeared in 36 games for the Diamondbacks between the 2015 and 2016 seasons and showed some pop with five home runs, but slashed .176/.228/.446 with 32 strikeouts in 79 plate appearances. The 27-year-old bounced between Double-A and Triple-A last season, and has struggled with a .150/.241/.390 line at Double-A Tulsa in 2018. O'Brien will report to Double-A Jacksonville with his new organization.
The Dodgers sent O'Brien to Triple-A Oklahoma City on Thursday.
O'Brien was designated for assignment Monday but will remain with the organization as outfield depth. His power is tantalizing, but thanks to woeful plate discipline and defensive shortcomings, he continues to struggle landing a sustained role in which he can convert that thump into production. Even with those flaws, he remains a watch candidate for deep dynasty fantasy leagues.
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