FORT BRAGG, N.C. -- The Marlins added one reinforcement for Sunday's game with the Braves at the military base at Fort Bragg. Per an agreement between MLB and the MLB Players Association, each club was given the flexibility to carry a 26th player for Sunday only.
The Marlins on Sunday announced speedy center fielder, Yefri Perez, who has not been on the 40-man roster, will be their extra player. The 25-year-old was in Spring Training with the big league club, and he has the versatility to also play in the infield.
Perez has stolen 37 bases with Double-A Jacksonville in 73 games, and he has a slash line of .257/.330/.310. In 546 Minor League games, he's swiped 195 bases.
This is the second time this season the Marlins have taken advantage of being able to carry a 26th player. Because they played a doubleheader at Washington on May 14, making up an early April postponement, right-hander Kendry Flores was added to the active roster, and he started Game 2 that day.
Perez had been on standby for Sunday for a few days. He last played for Jacksonville on Thursday.
The Braves added outfielder Ronnie Mustelier as their 26th player.
Joe Frisaro has covered the Marlins for MLB.com since 2002. He writes a blog, called The Fish Pond. Follow him on Twitter @JoeFrisaro and listen to his podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.