September 6, 2017 - Southern League (SL) - Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp
PENSACOLA, Fla. - The Miami Marlins announced a pair of transactions that impact their Double-A affiliate Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp roster prior to tonight's Game One of the South Division Championship Series against the Pensacola Blue Wahoos at Blue Wahoos Stadium at 7:35 p.m. eastern.
Right-handed relief pitcher Ben Meyer has been transferred from High-A Jupiter to Jacksonville. Meyer with the Hammerheads was 4-3 with a 1.98 ERA in 20 appearances and 12 starts. Meyer earlier this season pitched in 12 games in relief for Single-A Greensboro, where he was 2-0 with a 2.15 ERA. This will be Meyer's first work at the Double-A level, and he was selected by the Marlins in the 29th round of the 2015 draft from the University of Minnesota.
In a corresponding move, left-handed relief pitcher Jeff Kinley has been transferred from Jacksonville to High-A Jupiter. Kinley pitched in 20 games for the Jumbo Shrimp in relief, going 0-1 with a 4.85 ERA and one save.
The Jumbo Shrimp roster stands at 25 active players, plus Miami Marlins first baseman Justin Bour on his rehab assignment, and a revised roster is attached.
The Jumbo Shrimp's 2017 playoff run presented by Community First Credit Union opens with Game One of the best-of-five South Division Championship Series in Pensacola at 7:35 p.m. Wednesday. The first home playoff game is Game Three of the series on Friday, Sept. 8, at 7:05 p.m., and tickets are on sale. Fireworks shows follow each home playoff game. Game dates and times are subject to change based on weather, travel and length of the prior series. Ticket plan holders may reserve their seats for all potential home playoff games by calling (904) 358-2846 or at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville box office. Fans can listen to the game on the Jumbo Shrimp Network presented by Community First, beginning at 7:45 p.m. with the pregame show "Shrimp On Deck" locally on FM 100.3 The Biz and AM 1600, on the TuneIn Radio app, and www.jaxshrimp.com .
ABOUT THE JUMBO SHRIMP: The Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp are beginning a new era of affordable family fun with the 2017 season presented by Community First Credit Union at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville. With a new lineup of ticket and group options, there is a reason for everyone to get part of the action by calling the Jumbo Shrimp at (904) 358-2846 or visiting www.jaxshrimp.com .