Slowey exits with left lat strain

MIAMI — Kevin Slowey is the latest Marlins’ starter to deal with an injury.

After five impressive innings on Wednesday night, Slowey took the mound to warm up for the sixth inning. But before throwing a pitch, manager Mike Redmond and assistant trainer Mike Kozak were called to check up on the 29-year-old right-hander.

The Marlins announced Slowey has a left lat strain, and he is listed as day to day.

Slowey was replaced by lefty Wade LeBlanc, who entered in a game the Marlins trailed 1-0 to the Phillies.

In five innings, Slowey gave up a solo homer to Delmon Young in the fourth inning. It was the lone run he allowed, as he struck out six while allowing six hits.

LeBlanc had been warming up in the previous inning.

Slowey has been one of the Marlins’ steadiest starters. The right-hander, who formerly was with the Twins, has a 3.30 ERA in 57 2/3 innings.

A non-roster invitee in Spring Training, Slowey pitched his way onto the Opening Day roster, and he was Miami’s No. 2 starter.

Joe Frisaro

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