Miami Marlins Player News: All Positions

News: Alcantara (5-14) was charged with the loss against the Diamondbacks on Wednesday, surrendering five runs (four earned) on seven hits and a pair of walks while striking out three across 5.2 innings.
Impact: The right-hander allowed the Diamondbacks to get to him early, serving up a home run to Abraham Alamonte in the first inning. He also allowed a homer to Christian Walker in the fifth. The rougher outing hit a bit harder after Alcantara had allowed just one run over his last two starts (16 innings), including a complete game against the Royals. The 24-year-old will take a 4.00 ERA, 1.33 WHIP and 140:80 K:BB into a Tuesday showdown against the Mets.
News: Dean went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Wednesday's loss to the Diamondbacks.
Impact: Dean hit a solo homer off Mike Leake in the fourth inning to cut the Marlins' deficit to one. The long ball was the fourth of the season for the 25-year-old outfielder, who is batting .220/.255/.376 across 54 games.
News: Castro went 3-for-4 with a solo home run, a pair of doubles and another run scored in Wednesday's 5-4 loss to the Diamondbacks.
Impact: Castro led off the second inning with his 20th homer of the season, this time a 401-foot solo shot off Mike Leake to tie the game at 1-1. He also doubled in the third, then doubled and scored in the eighth, bringing the Marlins within one, but that was the closest they'd get. On the season, Castro is slashing .268/.298/.424.
News: Rojas and the Marlins agreed to a two-year contract Wednesday, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports. The terms of the deal were not disclosed, but the contract buys out one year of arbitration, one year of free agency, and includes a team option for a third year.
Impact: Rojas has been a steady presence on the Marlins' infield for three years in a row, so the team decided to lock him up at least through the end of the 2021 season. With the new deal in hand, expect Rojas to open the 2020 campaign as the Marlins' starting shortstop.
News: Brinson is not starting Wednesday against the Diamondbacks, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports.
Impact: Brinson has a .636 OPS over his last 11 games, a stretch which practically counts as a hot streak fora player who owns a .495 OPS in 66 games on the season. Magneuris Sierra starts in center field in his absence.
News: Alfaro (hand) will start Wednesday against Arizona, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports.
Impact: Alfaro left Tuesday's game with a bruised hand after getting struck by a batter's backswing. The issue evidently wasn't particularly serious as he won't wind up missing any time. He'll catch and bat fifth Wednesday.
News: Dean went 3-for-5 with a pair of doubles, three runs scored and two RBI in the Marlins' 12-6 win over the Diamondbacks on Tuesday.
Impact: Dean did his part on a big day for the Miami offense, stroking two of his team's eight doubles for the game. It was a nice performance, but it was just the fourth multi-hit game of the season for Dean, who still sports a meager .219/.255/.358 slash line in 53 games.
News: Holaday went 3-for-4 with a solo home run, a double, two runs scored, two RBI and a walk in the Marlins' 12-6 victory over the Diamondbacks on Tuesday.
Impact: The veteran backstop popped his fourth long ball of the season in this contest, touching up Taylor Clarke with an eight-inning solo blast as part of a three-hit game. Holaday only has 108 at-bats this season, so he hasn't been featured nearly enough to move the fantasy needle, but he has done well with his opportunities, posting a solid .296/.364/.463 slash line.
News: Rojas went 4-for-6 with three doubles and six RBI to help the Marlins to a 12-6 victory over the Diamondbacks on Tuesday.
Impact: It was a massive game for Rojas, who drove in half of his team's runs on the strength of a trio of two-baggers. He hasn't provided much power this season, with just five homers in 122 games, but the 30-year-old has managed a solid .288 average and the three doubles give him 27 this season. Still, he's slugging just .388, so performances like this haven't been a particularly common occurrence.
News: Smith (9-10) got the win against the Diamondbacks on Tuesday, giving up four earned runs on eight hits over five innings, striking out four and walking one as the Marlins prevailed 12-6.
Impact: It wasn't a dominating effort, but it was enough for Smith to pick up his ninth win of the season, in a game where his teammates provided him with a lot of run support. The left-hander now has a 4.24 ERA, 1.16 WHIP and 164:52: K:BB across 144.1 innings on the season. He lines up to take on the Mets in his next start in a road matchup Monday.