Skipworth gets call up from Triple-A
PHILADELPHIA — Kyle Skipworth was recalled from Triple-A New Orleans on Sunday to fill in a few days for Austin Kearns, who has been placed on the Bereavement List.
Kearns is tending to a family matter, and by rule, will miss between three and seven games.
Skipworth offers catching depth.
Rob Brantly, the primary catcher, is being given Sunday off because of a cut to his right index finger. Brantly sliced his finger a few days ago, and he sat out a couple of games, but played on Friday.
Also on Sunday, utility infielder Nick Green cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A New Orleans.
The Marlins also are resting Donovan Solano, who tweaked his left oblique and was scratched from the lineup on Saturday night.
Solano said he is still sore, but he was testing his side on Sunday. The Marlins are hopeful they can avoid a disabled list stint for Solano. The team is in a 40-man roster bind. In case of an emergency, Solano could play the field on Sunday.
If Solano does go on the DL, Green is a candidate to get called up. Another option would be Double-A Jacksonville second baseman Derek Dietrich. Both Green and Dietrich are not on the 40-man roster.
In other injury news, Henderson Alvarez (right shoulder inflammation) is scheduled to resume his throwing program on Monday. He recently had a setback, and is not expected to be ready any time soon.
Nathan Eovaldi (right shoulder inflammation) is throwing off the mound. Because he is on the 60-day disabled list, he won’t be ready until mid-June, at the earliest.
Catcher Jeff Mathis (broken right collarbone) is getting a day off in his rehab assignment with Class A Jupiter. The veteran catcher started two games behind the plate before being used as a designated hitter.
Manager Mike Redmond on Sunday is celebrating his 42nd birthday.
– Joe Frisaro