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Marlins' Xavier Edwards: Tough battle for roster spot
Edwards might get squeezed off the Marlins' big-league roster to begin the season, Christina De Nicola of MLB.com reports.
The 24-year-old showed off his speed in his major-league debut last season, slashing .295/.329/.333 over 84 plate appearances and going 5-for-5 on steal attempts. Unfortunately for Edwards, the Marlins have Nick Gordon and Vidal Brujan in camp competing for a utility role as well, and while all three players have similar skill sets, the latter two are out of minor-league options. Unless Edwards significantly outplays one of them this spring, he may have to begin 2024 back at Triple-A Jacksonville.... See More ... See Less
Marlins' Xavier Edwards: Swipes two bags
Edwards went 3-for-4 with two steals in Sunday's victory over Milwaukee.
In an increasingly rare start, Edwards was able to display his main calling card, speed, as he stole second base twice in the game. The rookie has struggled to see playing time of late, as he's started only twice over the last eight games. Edwards is slashing .303/.333/.348 with three steals, 11 runs and three RBI over 71 big-league appearances.... See More ... See Less
Marlins' Xavier Edwards: Added to lineup Tuesday
Edwards was added to the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Mets.
Edwards will start at second base and bat ninth for the Marlins after Luis Arraez suffered a left ankle sprain during pregame infield practice. It's the first start for Edwards since Friday's series opener versus Atlanta, but he could see a sudden uptick in playing time if Arraez requires an extended absence.... See More ... See Less
Marlins' Xavier Edwards: Idle again Monday
Edwards is out of the lineup for Monday's game against the Mets, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports.
Edwards went 4-for-16 with a walk, an RBI and two runs while making five consecutive starts at second base last week, but he appears to have since settled back into a utility role in the wake of Jorge Soler's recent return from the IL. With Soler having been reinstalled as the Marlins' designated hitter, Luis Arraez is expected to see most of his starts at the keystone moving forward rather than at first base. Edwards will hit the bench for a third straight contest as a result.... See More ... See Less
Marlins' Xavier Edwards: Another start at second base
Edwards is again starting at second base and batting seventh Thursday against the Dodgers.
Luis Arraez will again play first base, with Josh Bell filling the DH role, as the Marlins cope with Jorge Soler (oblique) being placed on the injured list Wednesday. Edwards has gone 11-for-31 (.355) with two doubles and one stolen base through his first 12 major-league games this year, building on an impressive overall summer with Triple-A Jacksonville. Miami could continue to give the 23-year-old semi-regular looks at second base and in the outfield.... See More ... See Less
Marlins' Xavier Edwards: Garners start at second base
Edwards is starting at second base and batting seventh in Wednesday's game versus the Dodgers, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports.
Edwards will handle the keystone for this one while Luis Arraez slides over to play first base and Josh Bell serves as the designated hitter. The speedy Edwards has fared well during his brief time in the majors this season, posting an .815 OPS with one stolen base in 11 games.... See More ... See Less
Marlins' Xavier Edwards: Rejoins big club
Edwards went 0-for-1 with a run scored in Friday's 8-5 win over the Nationals after being recalled from Triple-A Jacksonville prior to the game.
Edwards and right-handed reliever Geoff Hartlieb joined the Marlins on Friday as the team's two September call-ups with the active roster expanding from 26 to 28 players. With the 68-67 Marlins still in the thick of the National League wild-card race, Edwards may not get the immediate opportunity to play regularly, unless the Marlins elect to call an end to the unproductive platoon of Joey Wendle and Jon Berti at shortstop.... See More ... See Less
Marlins' Xavier Edwards: Optioned to Triple-A
Edwards was optioned Tuesday to Triple-A Jacksonville, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports.
Jesus Sanchez (hamstring) has been activated from the injured list in a corresponding roster move ahead of Tuesday's series opener against the Padres. Edwards, 23, is 8-for-21 (.381) this year in the majors and should eventually get another opportunity with the Marlins.... See More ... See Less
Marlins' Xavier Edwards: Nabs first big-league steal
Edwards went 2-for-3 with a double, a run, an RBI and a stolen base Thursday in a 5-3 win over Washington.
Edwards had his best game as a major leaguer in the victory, producing his first multi-hit performance, his first extra-base hit and his first theft. He also recorded his first RBI with a run-scoring single in the fourth inning. Edwards was called back up to the big club Tuesday after going 1-for-6 during his first stint in the majors earlier this month.... See More ... See Less
Marlins' Xavier Edwards: Recalled from Triple-A
Miami recalled Edwards from Triple-A Jacksonville on Tuesday.
Edwards will add some versatility to the Marlins' position-player mix with Jazz Chisholm (toe) facing at least a month-long absence. Edwards, 23, has batted .316/.431/.390 with zero homers and eight steals in 26 games this season at the Triple-A level. He stands 1-for-6 through three major-league games.... See More ... See Less
Marlins' Xavier Edwards: Returns to minors
Edwards was optioned to Triple-A Jacksonville on Sunday, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports.
Edwards received his first promotion to the big leagues Tuesday and went 1-for-6 with a run and a strikeout in three games during his brief time in the majors. Joey Wendle (ribs) was reinstated from the 10-day injured list in a corresponding move.... See More ... See Less
Marlins' Xavier Edwards: Receives call-up
The Marlins recalled Edwards from Triple-A Jacksonville on Tuesday, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports.
Edwards will get his first taste of major-league action with the Marlins at age 23, likely operating in a utility role in Miami's infield. He had slashed .306/.427/.361 with zero home runs and seven stolen bases through 20 games (90 plate appearances) this season at the Triple-A level.... See More ... See Less
Marlins' Xavier Edwards: Among Tuesday's cuts
The Marlins optioned Edwards to Triple-A Jacksonville on Tuesday, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports.
Edwards is coming off a disappointing season in his first taste of Triple-A ball but does maintain some fantasy upside because of his wheels. The 23-year-old was acquired from the Rays via trade back in November.... See More ... See Less
Marlins' Xavier Edwards: Sent to Marlins
Edwards and JT Chargois were acquired by the Marlins from the Rays on Tuesday in exchange for Marcus Johnson and Santiago Suarez.
Edwards was one of Tampa Bay's top prospects but will be flipped in order to acquire a couple minor-league pitchers. He spent 2022 at the Triple-A level and had a .246/.328/.350 slash line with five home runs, 33 RBI and seven stolen bases in 93 games, so a change of scenery certainly won't hurt.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Xavier Edwards: Debuts at Durham
Edwards (shoulder) has gone 3-for-12 with a double, a walk, a stolen base and two runs in three games for Triple-A Durham since being reinstated from Double-A Montgomery's 7-day injured list Tuesday and getting transferred to the Rays' top affiliate.
Coming out of spring training, Edwards was assigned to Double-A Montgomery and placed on the IL due to a shoulder impingement, but he ended up making his 2022 debut at Triple-A, presumably because Durham's infield depth has been tested with Taylor Walls, Isaac Paredes and Vidal Brujan all having been recently moved up to the big-league roster. In addition to the aforementioned three players, the Rays also have another middle-infield prospect in Jonathan Aranda at Triple-A, and since he possesses a 40-man roster spot, he'll likely be in line for a promotion to the big leagues before Edwards, who isn't on the 40-man roster.... See More ... See Less
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