BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - The Miami Marlins announced a transaction that impacts their Double-A affiliate Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp roster prior to tonight's game against the Birmingham Barons at Regions Field at 8:05 p.m. eastern.
Right-handed starting pitcher Jordan Yamamoto has been recalled to the major league Miami Marlins. Yamamoto will make his major league debut tonight as he starts for the Marlins against the St. Louis Cardinals at 7:10 p.m. at Marlins Park in Miami, Florida.
Yamamoto made 12 starts for the Jumbo Shrimp, going 3-5 with a 3.58 ERA, striking out 64 batters in his 65 and a third innings of work. Yamamoto enjoyed a dominant month of May, going 2-2 with a 2.12 ERA in his five starts. His May was highlighted by his start on May 20 when he worked seven no-hit innings against the Montgomery Biscuits at the Baseball Grounds, walking only one batter while collecting four strikeouts.
Yamamoto, 23, is a native of Kailua, Hawaii, and last season made three starts for the Jumbo Shrimp where he was 1-0 with a 2.12 ERA with 23 strikeouts in his 17 innings of work. Yamamoto was acquired by the Marlins with outfielders Lewis Brinson and Monte Harrison and infielder Isan Diaz in a trade with the Milwaukee Brewers in exchange for outfielder Christian Yelich on January 25, 2018. Yamamoto is currently regarded as the Marlins No. 17 prospect according to MLB Pipeline. Yamamoto was originally selected by the Brewers in the 12th round of the 2014 draft out of St. Louis High School in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Yamamoto is the first member of the 2019 Jumbo Shrimp to be called up to the major leagues.
There is not a corresponding move at this time.
The Jumbo Shrimp roster stands at 23 active players.
The Jumbo Shrimp and Barons will begin their series with the first game of the five-game set on Wednesday night at 7:05 p.m. eastern. Right-handed pitcher Kolton Mahoney (1-0, 3.94 ERA) will start for Jacksonville against Birmingham right-handed pitcher Blake Battenfield (2-2, 5.81 ERA). Fans can listen to the game on the Jumbo Shrimp Network presented by Community First, beginning at 7:50 p.m. with the pregame show "Shrimp On Deck" locally on Sunny 102.3 FM, on the TuneIn Radio app, and www.jaxshrimp.com.
ABOUT THE JUMBO SHRIMP: The Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp offer affordable family fun at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville. Their inaugural season garnered the Southern League's Don Mincher Organization of the Year, Promotional Trophy and Jimmy Bragan Executive of the Year, won by General Manager Harold Craw. To experience the excitement with the terrific value of ticket and group options, call the Jumbo Shrimp at (904) 358-2846 or visit www.jaxshrimp.com.
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