Wallach was optioned to Triple-A Jacksonville on Monday, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports.
Wallach had lost out on playing time recently, and he'll head to the minors after Jorge Alfaro (hamstring) was reinstated from the 10-day injured list in a corresponding move. Wallach slashed .203/.246/.271 with three extra-base hits, six RBI and two runs to begin the season.
Wallach remains out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Diamondbacks, Christina De Nicola of MLB.com reports.
Though top catcher Jorge Alfaro (hamstring) hasn't played since April 20, Wallach remains stuck in the No. 2 role behind the plate. Rather than Wallach, veteran Sandy Leon has seemingly emerged as the Marlins' preferred backstop. Leon will pick up his third consecutive start Wednesday.
Wallach isn't in the lineup for Friday's game against the Giants, Christina De Nicola of MLB.com reports.
Wallach went hitless in two at-bats while serving as a starter in Thursday's series opener against San Francisco. However, Sandy Leon will start behind the dish Friday, batting eighth.
Wallach will start at catcher and bat eighth in Thursday's lineup against the Giants, Christina De Nicola of MLB.com reports.
Wallach was expected to see an uptick in playing time after Jorge Alfaro (hamstring) was placed on the 10-day injured list Wednesday. However, Sandy Leon drew the first start in Alfaro's absence, so it remains to be seen how the playing time behind the dish will be split.
Wallach isn't in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Orioles, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports.
Wallach could see the bulk of the playing time behind the dish in the near future after Jorge Alfaro (hamstring) was placed on the 10-day IL on Wednesday. However, Sandy Leon will start behind the dish Wednesday, batting eighth.
Wallach won a spot on the Marlins' Opening Day roster as the No. 2 catcher, Jordan McPherson of The Miami Herald reports.
He beat out veteran non-roster invitee Sandy Leon for the job. Wallach is a solid defender and game-caller behind the plate, traits which allowed him to assume the starting role down the stretch last year as Jorge Alfaro struggled, but Wallach's career .600 OPS in the majors gives him little fantasy ceiling even if he were to see significant playing time again.
Wallach will start at catcher and will bat ninth Wednesday in Game 1 of the Marlins' wild-card series with the Cubs, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports.
Though Jorge Alfaro (when healthy) has retained the top spot on the Marlins' depth chart at catcher for much of this season, his struggles at the dish resulted in him ceding work to Wallach down the stretch. Wallach was behind the plate for three of the Marlins' final four regular-season contests, and his inclusion in the lineup for the team's postseason opener leaves little doubt that manager Don Mattingly views him as the top backstop for the time being.
Wallach went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run in an 8-1 win over the Phillies in Game 2 of Sunday's doubleheader.
Wallach swatted his first homer of the year in the sixth inning to account for the final runs of the game. It was just his second hit in 15 at-bats this year. Wallach sees infrequent playing time as the backup to Jorge Alfaro at catcher.
Wallach (undisclosed) was reinstated from the 10-day injured list Saturday, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports.
Wallach was placed on the injured list earlier this month. He should immediately slot in as Jorge Alfaro's backup with Francisco Cervelli (concussion) still recovering, and he could see an occasional start behind the plate.
Wallach was placed on the 10-day injured list Tuesday for an undisclosed reason, Jared Diamond of The Wall Street Journal reports.
Wallach earned an Opening Day roster spot as the Marlins' third catcher, but he'll be sidelined after Tuesday's move. The team didn't provide an explanation for the transaction. If his absence is related to the COVID-19 outbreak among the team's players, the Marlins wouldn't be allowed to say so without his permission. Francisco Cervelli and Ryan Lavarnway should handle the catching duties with Wallach on the injured list.
Wallach is expected to begin the season at Triple-A Wichita, but he was making a strong case for a big-league roster spot when spring training was suspended, going 7-for-18 (.389) with two home runs and a double.
The 28-year-old took full advantage of the Grapefruit League opportunities opened up by Jorge Alfaro's strained oblique, but the delayed start to the regular season should give Alfaro more than enough time to recover and cut off Wallach's path to the 26-man roster. Even if Alfaro is healthy for Opening Day, Francisco Cervelli has a lengthy concussion history, and the odds are good Wallach will be needed in the bigs at some point.
Wallach (concussion) was reinstated from the 60-day inured list Friday, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports.
Players can't spend the offseason on the injured list, so the move indicates nothing about Wallach's health. A concussion the catcher suffered in late May lingered for the rest of the season, and he played in just four rehab games the rest of the season, with just one of those coming after the All-Star break.
Wallach (concussion) paused his rehab assignment for further evaluation Monday, Andre Fernandez of The Athletic reports.
Wallach has been battling a concussion since late May. He's made a pair of brief rehab appearances, the latest lasting just a single game. Given the difficult nature of head injuries, it's tough to say when Wallach is expected to return to the field.
Wallach (concussion) has begun participating in baseball activities, Manny Randhawa of MLB.com reports.
The catcher has been on the injured list since late May and had a rehab assignment cut short in July due to persistent concussion symptoms, but Wallach may be back on track again. He could be able to rejoin the Marlins and provide depth behind the plate in September.
Wallach (concussion) paused his rehab assignment Tuesday due to eye fatigue, Andre Fernandez of The Athletic reports.
Wallach has been out with a concussion since late May and is evidently still dealing with some of the symptoms. It's unclear when he's expected to return to the diamond.
Wallach (concussion) will advance his rehab to Triple-A New Orleans on Wednesday, Andre Fernandez of The Athletic reports.
Wallach has gone 0-for-5 in a pair of rehab contests so far. He looks to be closing in on a return early in the second half, though it's not clear if he'll be ahead of Bryan Holaday in the battle for the Marlins' backup catching job.
Wallach (concussion) will play the second game of his rehab assignment Tuesday with High-A Jupiter.
Wallach went 0-for-2 in his first rehab contest Saturday. A concussion has kept him out of action since late May. Bryan Holaday has hit .311/.404/.489 in 16 games as the Marlins' backup this season and could keep Wallach from reclaiming his spot once healthy.
Wallach (concussion) was transferred to the 60-day injured list Friday.
Wallach has been out since late May. He recently resumed baseball activities but will now be ineligible to return before late July. The transaction clears a spot on the 40-man roster for Wilkin Castillo, whose contract was selected after Jorge Alfaro landed on the injured list with a concussion of his own.
Wallach cleared concussion protocol and resumed baseball activities Monday, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports.
Wallach has been on the injured list since May 24 with what was apparently a fairly significant concussion. He should be back in action before too long and could reclaim the backup catcher job from Bryan Holaday.
Wallach remains in Major League Baseball's concussion protocol and is without a clear timeline to return from the 10-day injured list, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports.
The Marlins' decision to place Wallach on the 10-day rather than the 7-day injured list back on May 24 hinted that the backstop's concussion wasn't a mild one. It's unclear how much Wallach has progressed -- if at all -- since being shut down, but he won't be in store for a major role upon returning from the IL. Jorge Alfaro remains locked in as the Marlins' clear No. 1 catcher.
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