Pinto making progress

All signs point to Renyel Pinto returning for the series with the Yankees, perhaps as early as Friday at Land Shark Stadium.

On the disabled list since May 25, retroactive to May 23, with left elbow inflammation, Pinto is in the process of throwing rehab assignments. He threw a scoreless inning for Class A Jupiter on Sunday.

The plan is for him to throw back-to-back days with Triple-A New Orleans on Tuesday and Wednesday. If that goes well, he will be off on Thursday.

The Marlins take on the Yankees on Friday. There is a chance he could be reinstated for the weekend series with New York.

When Pinto returns, the Marlins again will have two lefties in their bullpen. Currently, Dan Meyer is the only one.

Less progress is being made with Alfredo Amezaga, who has been out since May 21 with a bone bruise to his left knee. Amezaga still feels discomfort when he does any running exercises.

Because he’s missed so much time, he could be out until the All-Star Break. There is no real timeline.

— Joe Frisaro


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