Jacksonville Sports Day

Riddle, Garcia, Chaffee On the Move as Suns Announce Roster Changes

The Miami Marlins announced a series of transactions that impact their Double-A affiliate Jacksonville Suns roster prior to tonight’s game against the Tennessee Smokies at Smokies Stadium at 7:05 p.m.

Infielder J.T. Riddle has been transferred from Jacksonville to Triple-A New Orleans. Riddle has played in 101 games for the Suns this season, hitting .278 with three homers and 51 RBI, and recently had a 25-game hitting streak from June 23 to August 6. This is the second call-up to the Triple-A level in Riddle’s career and the first in 2016.

Additionally, right-handed relief pitcher Ryan Chaffee has been transferred from Triple-A New Orleans to Jacksonville. Chaffee with the Zephyrs made one appearance, allowing four runs in two and two-thirds innings on Tuesday in Salt Lake City. Chaffee has made 26 relief appearances for the Suns this season, going 2-1 with a 2.37 ERA in 38 innings pitched to go along with two saves.

Also, left-handed pitcher Jarlin Garcia has returned from his rehab assignment from the GCL Marlins, reinstated from Jacksonville’s disabled list and optioned to High-A Jupiter. Garcia made three rehab starts for the GCL Marlins, now allowing any runs during his four innings of work. Garcia had been 1-3 with a 4.54 ERA in nine starts with the Suns before he was placed on the disabled list on May 30 with a left triceps strain.

The Suns roster now stands at 24 active players, and a revised roster is attached.

The Suns will return to action in game two of the series on Thursday night against the Tennessee Smokies at Smokies Stadium at 7:05 p.m. The Suns will start left-hander Matt Tomshaw (2-3, 3.94 ERA) against Tennessee right-hander Jen-Ho Tseng (5-6, 3.77 ERA).  Fans can listen to the game on the Suns Baseball Network, beginning at 6:50  p.m. ET with the pregame show “Suns On Deck” on FM 102.3 The Beach, the TuneIn Radio app, and www.jaxsuns.com.

The Suns return home Monday, Aug. 22, for VyStar Credit Union Charity Begins at Home, which will include Launch-A-Ball to benefit City Year Jacksonville.

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