The Marlins have activated third baseman Martin Prado from the 10-day disabled list and designated 1B/OF Tyler Moore for assignment, MLB.com’s Joe Frisaro reports. Prado started the year on the DL with a strained right hamstring, an injury sustained during the World Baseball Classic.
Moore, 30, had three singles and a double in 11 trips to the plate to begin the year for the Marlins. Though Moore has otherwise struggled over parts of five seasons in the majors, he’ll probably draw some interest as a potential bench bat. He’ll likely clear waivers.
Derek Dietrich has started 10 of the Marlins’ 12 games at third base with Miguel Rojas getting the other two starts. Both will be used in back-up roles with Prado back in the mix.
Mariners right-hander Erasmo Ramirez has been shut down for two weeks with a minor lat strain, reports Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times. It’s a precautionary move, as Ramirez felt some tightness in his arm and could not complete his scheduled bullpen session on Saturday.
There’s no word yet on whether Ramirez will be able to recover in time for the start of the season, though he’s expected to claim a rotation spot again this spring. The 28-year-old righty has been dogged by injuries throughout his six-year career, but finally managed to piece together a full season on the mound in back-to-back stints with the Rays and Mariners in 2017. He went 5-6 in 19 starts for the two clubs and turned in a cumulative 4.39 ERA, 2.1 BB/9 and 7.5 SO/9 through 131 1/3 innings.
The Mariners are no stranger to pitcher injuries, either. They lost a number of their top arms to various elbow, arm and shoulder injuries last year and cycled through 40 total pitchers as they limped toward a 78-84 finish. Comments from club manager Scott Servais indicate that the team will keep a close eye on Ramirez throughout his recovery, though Divish notes that right-hander Andrew Moore and lefty Ariel Miranda could also slot into the no. 5 spot if Ramirez experiences further setbacks.