Miami Marlins designate veteran power-hitting 1B Jesús Aguilar for assignment

Miami Marlins designate veteran power-hitting 1B Jesús Aguilar for assignment

MIAMI — The Miami Marlins Designated power-hitting Jesús Aguilar For assignment Friday, passing the first baseman in his quest for a spot for the playoffs.

Aguilar, 32 years old, led the Marlins with his 15 homers and 49 RBIs. But he was only hitting.236.

Aguilar's significant playing time was cut by Miami losing 15 out 22 games in August, and being eliminated from NL wild card contention. Lewin Díaz. Garrett CooperAguilar split time at first and designated hitter with Corey, and was activated from Friday's injured list.

Aguilar told reporters that “it didn't surprise because Cooper, three guys and me can't make it,” before the Marlins opened a home series of four against the NL West. Los Angeles Dodgers. “I understand both the business and the move.”

After the conclusion of the season, Aguilar signed with Marlins. Tampa Bay Rays After the 2019 season, he had been released. Venezuelan-born player, he was one of five Marlins who did not get injured during the 2020 pandemic-shortened season. He helped Miami reach its first playoff appearance since 2003's World Series.

Aguilar posted a record-setting 93 RBIs in the NL last season before he was sidelined by a knee injury.

Aguilar indicated that he hopes to get a chance with a competing team.

“We had talked to Jesús a bit ago about this and give him a chance to be on a playoff team,” Marlins general manager Kim Ng said. “He's done so much for this organization. These situations are never easy.”

Aguilar started his career in Cleveland, but he flourished when he joined the NFL. Milwaukee Brewers In 2017, he was an All-Star. In 2018, he set career records with 35 homers, 108 RBIs and was named an All-Star.

A trade was made by the Rays for Aguilar, which took place halfway through the 2019 season.

Aguilar said, “I just want you to say thank-you for the chance of being a Marlinfor a couple years.” “I can now hopefully go to one the teams competing for a playoff slot.”

Aguilar is a 11-year veteran who has hit.255 and 108 homers during his career.

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