The Marlins called up Daniel Castano to start Saturday’s game against the Brewers, per Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald (via Twitter). To make room on the roster, Jose Devers was optioned to Triple-A.
Castano has three starts under this belt this season totaling 13 1/3 innings with a 4.73 ERA/5.63 FIP. He was slightly more effective last year with a 3.03 ERA/4.81 FIP over 29 2/3 innings. Castano was part of the Marcell Ozuna trade, coming to Florida with Sandy Alcantara, Zac Gallen and Magneuris Sierra.
Devers, just 21 years old, went 2-for-12 with five strikeouts and a sac fly. He is the Marlins’ 25th-ranked prospect per Fangraphs. Baseball America named him as the Marlins prospect with the best hit tool; BA ranks him as the Marlins’ No. 10 prospect. Like Castano, he was acquired via trade. He came to Miami from the Yankees as part of the 2017 Giancarlo Stanton swap.
In other news, the Marlins are hopeful that young phenom Sixto Sanchez will have his shoulder healed enough to make his season debut in June, per Jon Heyman of MLB Network (via Twitter). Sanchez has not yet appeared this season after working his way into a role as the Marlins’ No. 3 starter during last season’s playoff run.