Leibrandt (elbow) was outrighted to Triple-A Wichita on Wednesday, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports.
The 27-year-old spent the final three weeks of the season on the injured list, and he's now been removed from the 40-man roster entering the offseason. Leibrandt made his big-league debut in 2020 and allowed two runs on three hits with three strikeouts and seven walks over nine innings.
Leibrandt (elbow) was transferred to the 45-day injured list Sunday.
The 27-year-old was shut down with left elbow ulnar neuritis last week and will now be sidelined through the rest of the regular season. Leibrandt made his major-league debut this season and had a solid showing before going down with the injury, allowing two runs on three hits with three strikeouts and seven walks over nine innings.
The Marlins placed Leibrandt on the 10-day injured list Monday with left elbow ulnar neuritis.
Outfielder Monte Harrison was promoted from the Marlins' alternate training site to fill Leibrandt's spot on the 28-man active roster. The Marlins haven't provided a timeline for Leibrandt's return, but given that the regular season is set to end Sept. 27, he could very well be done for 2020. He's made five appearances out of the Miami bullpen this season, posting a 2.00 ERA, 1.11 WHIP and 3:7 K:BB in nine innings.
Leibrandt was recalled from Miami's alternate camp site Wednesday.
Leibrandt made one appearance for the Marlins earlier in the season, allowing just one hit and one walk across four scoreless innings. The lefty should offer length out of Miami's bullpen following Tuesday's twin bill.
Leibrandt was optioned to the Marlins' alternate training site Monday, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports.
He logged four scoreless innings Sunday against the Nationals, so this move is likely just to get fresh arms up and we can expect Leibrandt back at some point this summer. Jorge Guzman and Jesus Tinoco were promoted to help fortify the bullpen.
Leibrandt's contract was selected by the Marlins on Tuesday, Craig Mish of SportsGrid.com reports.
Leibrandt never made it past the Triple-A level with his previous organization, the Phillies, before undergoing Tommy John surgery in 2018 and missing the entirety of last year. He most recently pitched for the Somerset Patriots of the independent Atlantic League. In 114.2 career Triple-A innings, the lefty owns a 2.83 ERA, though he struck out just 18.5 percent of opposing batters.
Leibrandt signed a contract with the Marlins on Wednesday and was added to the 60-player pool, Craig Mish of SportsGrid.com reports.
Leibrandt hasn't seen game action since the 2018 season when he was forced to undergo Tommy John surgery in July. The 27-year-old lefty was in the midst of a strong season (1.42 ERA over 50.2 innings) prior to the injury, but he's somewhat of an unknown since he's coming off the surgery.
Leibrandt is likely done for the year with an elbow injury and could be facing Tommy John surgery, The Morning Call reports.
Leibrandt was having an excellent season for Triple-A Lehigh Valley, tossing 50.2 innings with a 1.42 ERA. The timing of the injury means that if he does end up needing Tommy John surgery he could end up missing the entirety of the 2019 season as well. He'd be returning in 2020 as a 27-year-old with no major-league experience coming off a serious injury.
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|2017||AAA-Lehigh Valley IronPi||64.0||12||12||0||5||3||0||53||24||59||3.94||1.297|
|2017||AA-Reading Fightin Phil||72.2||13||13||0||6||2||0||52||23||77||3.37||1.385|
|2018||AAA-Lehigh Valley IronPi||50.2||20||6||0||4||1||0||32||10||34||1.43||0.876|