Prior to the Memorial Day afternoon game between the Miami Marlins and the Washington Nationals, Miami made a move to their 25-man roster. After losing the first three games to Washington, they were able to salvage the fourth and final game of the series with a 3-2 win improving their record to 17-34. The Nationals are now 3.5 games ahead of the Marlins, who are currently in the cellar of the NL East.

Called up from the New Orleans BabyCakes of Triple-A was pitcher Elieser Hernandez who has found much success in Triple-A this season. He will take the place of relief pitcher Tyler Kinley on the 25-man roster as he was sent down to Triple-A.

Kinley sent to the minors for the first time this year after opening the year in the majors

The 28-year-old Kinley has spent the entire year with the Marlins' major league roster according to CBS Sports, but he will at least spend a short time with New Orleans in Triple-A.

The right-handed reliever has made 23 appearances for Miami thus far in the 2019 season. On the year, Kinley owns a 1-0 record with a 5.09 ERA, 1.87 WHIP, and 27 strikeouts in 23 innings. While his averaging over a strikeout an inning on the season is impressive, the 5.9 walks per nine innings (15 in 23 innings) is not so much. His ERA saw a large increase after his May 4 performance against the Chicago Cubs when he gave up four earned runs in just 1/3 of an inning.

While he gave up four hits in two innings during his last outing against the Nationals, Kinley left unscathed without giving up a run.

Last year, he pitched nine games for Miami and finished with a 7.04 ERA and 1.30 WHIP. A local product, Kinley was selected in the 16th round of the Amateur Draft by the Marlins in 2013 out of Barry University in Miami Falls.

Hernandez back in the majors after dominating in Triple-A

The 24-year-old Elieser Hernandez is back in the major leagues for the first time in 2019 after spending much time on the Marlins' major league roster in 2018.

According to Elliot Smith of, Ramirez has the best ERA among all qualified minor league pitchers at 1.07 and is third in the Pacific League with a 1.02 WHIP.

In eight starts with New Orleans, the right-hander owns a 3-1 record with an impressive 61 strikeouts in 42 innings.

During his time with the Marlins last year, Elieser Hernandez didn't have nearly as much success. He made his major league debut on May 10 of last year and appeared in 32 games for Miami (six starts). He finished the season with a 2-7 record, a 5.21 ERA, a 1.45 WHIP, and 45 strikeouts in 65.2 innings. In his six starts, he went 0-5 with a 5.04 ERA, 1.32 WHIP, and 19 strikeouts in 25 innings.

Hernandez was taken in the Rule 5 Draft by the Marlins in December of 2017.