Despite missing over 20 games, Miami Marlins infielder Garrett Cooper doesn’t look like he’s missed a beat. In fact, Cooper appears to be in mid-season form, excelling in recent performances since making his return.
Cooper was reinstated last Friday to start against the Tampa Bay Rays, 37 days after testing positive for COVID-19 as a part of the clubhouse outbreak. He came into the match with lots to prove as the team was winning without his talents.
And through three games, he sure has proved himself.
Cooper went 2-for-4 with a double in his return from the injured list last Friday’s loss. He followed the outing with a home run and four RBI’s, which included a three-run double in the seventh inning.
On Monday, he once again had the hot hand, sending New York Mets ace Jacob deGrom’s pitch 451-feet, marking home runs in back-to-back games. He added
With Cooper hitting better than ever, he may have secured a universal designated hitter position for the rest of 2020.