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Marlins send homer-prone pitcher Elieser Hernandez to Triple-A

May 21, 2022; Miami, Florida, USA; Miami Marlins starting pitcher Elieser Hernandez (57) delivers during the first inning against the Atlanta Braves at loanDepot Park. Mandatory Credit: Jim Rassol-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Jim Rassol-USA TODAY Sports

The Miami Marlins optioned right-hander Elieser Hernandez to Triple-A Jacksonville on Saturday after he opened the season with a 6.75 ERA.

Hernandez, 27, has made 11 appearances this season, nine of them starts. His 18 home runs allowed are the most in baseball heading into Saturday’s slate of games.

No corresponding roster move has been named. With an open rotation spot Sunday against the San Francisco Giants, the Marlins are expected to recall left-hander Braxton Garrett, who has not pitched in the major leagues this season.

In 10 career games with the Marlins (nine starts) in 2020-21, he is 2-3 with a 5.18 ERA.

–Field Level Media