Hatcher, Sosa called up
The first wave of September call-ups have arrived. Right now, there are only a couple of additions.
On Wednesday, the first day of September call-ups, the Marlins selected the contracts of catcher Chris Hatcher and right-handed reliever Jorge Sosa from Triple-A New Orleans.
Hatcher, who opened the season at Double-A Jacksonville, promises to see some playing time now that Brett Hayes has an injured left shoulder.
Hayes was hurt during a collision at home plate with Nyjer Morgan in the 10th inning of Tuesday’s 1-0 win over the Nationals.
Hayes is expected to be out a while, meaning Brad Davis will get a bulk of the starts.
Hatcher enjoyed a 3-for-4 night at the plate on Tuesday night for New Orleans. Overall, he’s appeared in 101 games, and his batting average is .197 with five homers and 36 RBIs. For New Orleans, he appeared in 17 games and was batting .167.
Sosa, meanwhile, was 5-4 with a 4.73 ERA in 23 games, with nine starts, at New Orleans. He has been with the Marlins a couple of times already this season. In 10 big league appearances, he is 2-2 with a 5.87 ERA.
– Joe Frisaro