Marlins move Xavier Edwards from 10-day IL to 60-day IL
Miami Marlins shortstop Xavier Edwards. Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports

The Marlins reinstated reliever Huascar Brazoban from the restricted list Tuesday evening. The Dominican-born righty was out of action for the first six weeks after visa issues delayed his arrival to spring training. Miami optioned him to Triple-A but needed to reinstall him onto the 40-man roster. 

To create space, the Fish moved infielder Xavier Edwards from the 10-day to the 60-day injured list. Miami also optioned Roddery Muñoz and recalled George Soriano before Tuesday's game in Los Angeles.

Edwards, acquired from the Rays a couple years ago, has yet to make his season debut. He opened the season on the IL after battling a foot infection during spring training. According to the MLB.com injury tracker, Edwards has been gradually progressing through baseball activities at the team’s complex in Jupiter. There’s no indication of when he might go on a rehab assignment.

The 60-day minimum reverts to the date of the original IL placement, three days before Opening Day. Edwards won’t be eligible to return until the final week of May, although it doesn’t seem likely he’ll be ready by then anyhow. The 24-year-old appeared in 30 games for Miami as a rookie. He hit .295 but didn’t draw many walks or hit for any kind of power.

Edwards is coming off an excellent season in Triple-A, as he turned in a .351/.429/.457 batting line with nearly twice as many walks as strikeouts over 433 plate appearances. Once he’s healthy, he should have a decent path to regular playing time on a rebuilding team that just subtracted Luis Arraez from the infield.

This article first appeared on MLB Trade Rumors and was syndicated with permission.

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