Mar. 5, 2012; Lakeland, FL, USA; Detroit Tigers catcher Rob Brantly during spring training against the Toronto Blue Jays at Joker Marchant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-US PRESSWIRE
The Miami Marlins have called up catcher Rob Brantly, one of the players they acquired in the trade that sent Anibal Sanchez and Omar Infante to the Detroit Tigers, reports Joe Capozzi of The Palm Beach Post:
To make room on their roster for Brantly, the Marlins optioned catcher Brett Hayes to Triple-A.
Prior to being traded to the Marlins, Brantly played for the Tigers’ Double- and Triple-A affiliates. He spent fourteen games with Miami’s Triple-A club before being called up. On the season, the 23-year-old has hit .298/.340/.412 with twenty-four doubles and five home runs over 362 at-bats.
Hayes has appeared in thirty-nine games for the Marlins this season. The 28-year-old hit .202/.229/.254 over 114 at-bats.
What are you expecting out of Brantly this season and in the future?