Marlins right-hander Nick Neidert just lately underwent surgical procedure to deal with a proper knee harm, tweets Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald. The 25-year-old has been on the minor league injured record since August 9. Additional particulars concerning the process aren’t clear, nevertheless it wouldn’t be a shock if that brings his 2022 season to an finish.
It has been a irritating 12 months for Neidert, a former second-round decide of the Mariners. Traded to Miami within the Dee Strange-Gordon swap, Neidert was at one level seen as a possible back-of-the-rotation stalwart. He’s usually carried out properly within the minor leagues however hasn’t managed to translate that into MLB success. Neidert carried a 4.70 ERA via 44 MLB innings heading into this season, and the Marlins outrighted him off their 40-man roster simply earlier than Opening Day.
He’s subsequently had a strong run with Triple-A Jacksonville, pitching to a 1.96 ERA via 46 innings. The Georgia native fanned an above-average 26.1% of batters confronted whereas solely strolling 4.9% of opponents, and he reclaimed a spot on the 40-man roster in July. Neidert got here up for a spot begin, tossed 5 innings of two-run ball, and was optioned again to Jacksonville. After one extra Triple-A begin, he landed on the shelf.
Neidert continues to depend towards Miami’s 40-man roster whereas he’s on the minor league injured record. The Marlins may recall him and place him on the MLB 60-day IL if he’s certainly out for the season, though doing so would require paying him on the prorated $700K minimal fee.