Pinto reinstated off DL

For weeks, Renyel Pinto targeted a return to the roster in the series opener with the Yankees.

The scheduling worked out perfectly.

On Friday, the Marlins announced Pinto was returned from his rehab assignment and reinstated on the 25-man roster. Right-hander Cristhian Martinez was optioned to Double-A Jacksonville.

Pinto had been on the disabled list with left elbow inflammation, retroactive to May 23.

Adding Pinto once again gives Florida’s bullpen two left-handers. Pinto joins Dan Meyer.

In 24 games, Pinto is 2-0 with a 2.53 ERA. He’s struck out 20 and walked 12 in 21 1/3 innings. Pinto spent this past week pitching in rehab assignments games. On Tuesday and Wednesday, he threw in back-to-back games for Triple-A New Orleans.

– Joe Frisaro

 

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