De La Rosa to Jacksonville

Breaking News, Roster Moves

By Roger Hoover / Jacksonville Suns

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Miami Marlins announced a transaction that impacts their Double-A affiliate Jacksonville Suns roster prior to tonight’s game against the Birmingham Barons at Regions Field at 8:05 p.m. ET.

Right-handed relief pitcher Esmerling De La Rosa has been transferred from High-A Jupiter to Jacksonville. De La Rosa with the Hammerheads this season was 6-4 with a 2.89 ERA in 33 relief appearances with a pair of saves. At the time of his promotion, De La Rosa had the third lowest batting average allowed (.215) among FSL relievers, and also allowed the third-fewest baserunners per nine innings (10.19) in the league.

De La Rosa, a native of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, was signed by the Marlins as an international free agent in 2009, and this is the first call-up to the Double-A level in his career.

The Suns roster now stands at 25 active players, and a revised roster is attached.

The Suns and Barons continue their series Tuesday night with a first pitch set for 8:05 p.m. ET from Regions Field. The Suns will start left-hander Alex Burgos (1-1, 1.00 ERA) while the Barons will counter with righty Mark Blackmar (5-6, 3.55 ERA).

Suns fans can also listen to Tuesday’s game on the Suns Baseball Network, 600 AM & 100.3 FM “The Answer” or through,, or the TuneIn radio app, coverage will start with the Memorial Hospital Suns Pregame Show beginning at 7:50 p.m. ET.

The 2015 season of Suns baseball is presented by EverBank, the official banking partner of the Jacksonville Suns. Sponsorships, group outings, and season/individual game tickets are currently available by calling the Suns front office at (904) 358-2846.


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