Hensley has hairline fracture

MIAMI — The MRI showed Clay Hensley has a hairline fracture to his left scapular. That’s the bad news.

The good news for Hensley is it’s still realistic that he will be able to rejoin the Marlins’ bullpen on May 22, the day he is eligible to be reinstated off the disabled list.

“I asked [the doctor] if it would be 15 days, and he said, ‘yeah,’ ” Hensley said of his chances of a speedy return.

The MRI was taken on Monday, and the bone fracture will take four to six weeks to heal.

Hensley, the team’s primary eighth-inning setup reliever, was placed on the disabled list on May 7 with a left rib contusion. He suffered the injury while falling at a hotel in Cincinnati on April 29.

The right-hander last pitched on May 6 against Washington, throwing one-third of an inning.

Joe Frisaro

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