Oviedo experiences elbow discomfort

MIAMI — Juan Carlos Oviedo exited Saturday’s rehab game due to right elbow discomfort.

Oviedo is heading to Miami to be examined by Marlins’ physicians. The setback could push back his return to the big leagues.

Formerly Leo Nunez, Oviedo is winding down an eight-week suspension for playing under a false identity.

Since July 9, Oviedo has pitched in Minor League games. He started off throwing for Class A Jupiter. On Saturday, he was making his first appearance for Triple-A New Orleans.

He faced three batters, getting one out while issuing a hit and a walk, before exiting with tightness in his elbow.

Oviedo is eligible to be activated by the Marlins on July 23. That date could be in jeopardy.

Joe Frisaro

 

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