Garrett makes MLB debut

Published 10:17 pm Monday, September 14, 2020

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Troy native Braxton Garrett fulfilled a dream on Sunday afternoon when he made his major league debut with the Miami Marlins.

Garrett, son of former Charles Henderson baseball coach Steve Garrett, was drafted by the Miami Marlins seventh overall in the 2016 Major League Baseball Draft. After three plus seasons in the minor leagues, Garret made his first appearance with the Marlins on Sunday against the Philadelphia Phillies in Philadelphia.

Not only did the young pitcher make his debut on Sunday, he earned his first career win after pitching five innings and allowing one run on three hits. He struck out six batters.

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“It was unbelievable. From the moment I found out until now, it’s been an incredible ride,” Garrett told “It’s a dream come true.”

Garrett was summoned from the Marlins’ satellite camp to pitch game two of a double header on Sunday; the Marlins went on to win the game 8-1.

Garrett entered Sunday as the Marlins’ seventh best prospect per MLB Pipeline. Garrett struck out his first ever batter when he fanned Phillies’ Andrew McCutchen.