He has arrived.
Following another disappointing loss the Mets, the Marlins made wholesale changes led by the much anticipated call of Mike Stanton, who leads professional baseball in home runs and RBIs. To make room for Stanton, the Fish optioned Brett Carroll down to AAA. Also, looking for some spark off the bench, the Marlins DFA’d Mike Lamb, again, and called up the much maligned Emilio Bonifacio. Tim Wood, who allowed 3 runs to the Mets today, was sent down and Rick VandenHurk was called up.
Stanton, who the Marlins hope can wake-up their offense, finishes his AA season in Jacksonville with a .311 batting average, 1.167 OPS, 21 home runs and 52 RBIs in 52 games.