Miami Marlins Demote Rookie Sensation To Minors

He began his big league career going 5-1 in his first nine starts, with an eye-popping 1.34 ERA. But the reward rookie sensation Eury Perez now gets from the Miami Marlins is a trip to the minors.

The move is seen as an attempt to limit the 20-year-old's innings, after tossing just 77 innings total in the minors last year, and 78 IP in his first pro season in 2021. 

After 11 total starts this season with the Fish, Perez has thrown 53.2 big league innings, registering a 2.36 ERA with a 61:17 strikeout-to-walk ratio, and 10.3 K/9.

He remains one of the top pitching prospects in baseball, and the Marlins are doing their utmost, they believe, to protect that valuable right arm.

As noted by Marlins Insider Craig Mish, there's currently no timeline for his return, but he certainly will be back in the majors at some point "later in the season." 

Veteran Johnny Cueto is close to returning from injury, and he's expected to take Perez's spot in the rotation after the All-Star break. 

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