Hensley on bereavement list

The Marlins on Saturday afternoon placed reliever Clay Hensley on the breavement list due to a death in the family. The team recalled left-hander Hunter Jones from Triple-A New Orleans.

Late Friday, Hensley learned of the passing of his father. In an emotional scene in the team clubhouse, the right-hander received embraces and best wishes from his teammates following the Marlins’ 7-1 loss to the Nationals.

Hensley threw three innings of scoreless relief on Friday, striking out seven. It was his second straight dominating relief performance. On Wednesday against the Padres, he struck out six of the seven batters he faced in two innings.

By league rule, being on the bereavement list means a player must miss a minimum of three games and a maximum of seven games. Jones, acquired from the Red Sox after the 2009 season for outfielder Jeremy Hermida, got the call from Triple-A.

Jones was in Spring Training with the Marlins, trying to make the club as a reliever. Jones joins Renyel Pinto as the second lefty in the Florida bullpen.

Hensley has made eight appearances for the Marlins. In 12 2/3 innings, he has struck out 21 while walking five.

– Joe Frisaro

 

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