In fact, the Yankees quickly changed their minds after reassigning him to AAA and summoned him up to make his major league debut on July 14 against the Boston Red Sox.
He was 0 for 4 while striking out 3 times. Cooper recorded his first major league hit off David Price of the Red Sox on July 16 at Fenway Park, a double off the Green Monster, after going hitless in the second game.
Before being sent to AAA Scranton on August 1, he hit .240 (6-for-25) in 8 games. Less than a week later, when DH Matt Holliday was placed on the disabled list, he was called back.
He got his first career four-hit game on August 9 in an 11-5 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays, bringing his average to .364.
Garrett Cooper was put on the injured list on August 17 due to tendinitis in his left hamstring and did not return, concluding the year with a .326/.333/.488 slash line in 13 games.
He was dealt to the Miami Marlins on November 20, 2017, along with pitcher Caleb Smith, for minor leaguer Mike King and foreign bonus money.
In just 14 games, he only managed to hit .212/.316/.242, which wasn’t very productive.
Cooper made 97 starts in 2019, splitting his time between first base and right field, batting .281/.344/.446 with 15 home runs and 52 runs scored in 107 games overall for the Marlins, who had relocated just about anyone with a pulse making real money.
On May 22 against the similarly bad Detroit Tigers, he hit his first home run, then the next day, off Tiger relief pitcher Shane Greene, he hit his first grand slam.
How Tall Is Garrett Cooper?
Garrett Cooper is 1.96 m tall.