WASHINGTON — Realizing that Jean Segura’s strained left hamstring would sideline the shortstop for greater than two days, the Marlins on Saturday promoted Jacob Amaya, the ninth-ranked MLB Pipeline, forward of their recreation towards the Nationals. The 24-year-old joined the squad amid a sequence of roster strikes that additionally noticed Miami place their third participant – right-handed Edward Cabrera – on the injured listing.
Within the Dodgers eleventh spherical draft decide in 2017, Amaya was acquired via a January commerce that despatched Miguel Rojas to the west. Though he’s often called a brief first glove, Amaya received off to a very good offensive begin in his first yr within the Miami system, hitting .278/.346/.472 with 9 homers and 21 extra-base hits in 58 video games for Triple-Jacksonville .
“He wanted to do a little bit of a swing adjustment to achieve success right here, so credit score to the fellows who’re there for serving to Amaya get to the place he’s now,” stated Skip Shumaker, head coach. “Defensively, we knew he was going to be actually good. Routine play efficiency. However I feel his swing adjustment is actual, and to his credit score he capitalized on that.”