Sierra batted eighth for the Marlins in his eight previous starts, but he receives a bump to the top of the order Saturday following a 5-for-10 stretch at the dish over his last three games. He will also man center field, per usual, with Lewis Brinson (hip) still on the disabled list.
Sierra went 3-for-4 with a double and two RBI in Tuesday's loss to the Braves.
He's being given a look as the Marlins' regular center fielder and is holding his own, hitting .261 (6-for-23) over the last seven games, albeit with a 0:9 BB:K. Tuesday's RBI were also Sierra's first during that stretch, and if Lewis Brinson (hip) makes it back into the lineup before the end of the season, Sierra could lose his starting gig.
Sierra will start for the fourth time in five games Sunday against the Nationals, Andre Fernandez of the Miami Herald reports.
Sierra got the call to the big leagues Tuesday on the heels of a minor league season in which he had been slashing .260/.287/.341 with 14 stolen bases. He's been a staple in center field in the short time since, seemingly sending Cameron Maybin back to a platoon role. Sierra may be a candidate to provide cheap steals down the stretch if he can hang on to this role, but he's just 2-for-12 at the plate since his promotion, and sees limited opportunities to run due to typically batting in front of the pitcher.
Sierra was recalled from Triple-A New Orleans and will start in center field and bat eighth Tuesday against the Braves, Andre Fernandez of the Miami Herald reports.
Sierra assumes the roster spot of Garrett Cooper (wrist), who was placed on the 10-day disabled list in a corresponding move. The Marlins have been deploying Cameron Maybin as their everyday center fielder following Lewis Brinson's (hip) move to the DL earlier in the July, but given Miami's status as a rebuilding club, there could be some incentive to give the 22-year-old Sierra a look in a full-time role while he's in the majors. Sierra has played exclusively for New Orleans this season, producing a .260/287/.341 slash line and chipping in 14 steals on 19 attempts.
Sierra will be recalled from Triple-A New Orleans ahead of Tuesday's tilt against the Braves, Andre Fernandez of the Miami Herald reports.
With Garrett Cooper (wrist) headed to the disabled list, Sierra will surface in the big leagues for the first time since 2017. He hit .317 with five RBI and two stolen bases through 22 games a season ago with St. Louis. Sierra figures to come off the bench during his upcoming big-league stint.
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