Sanabia heading to disabled list

ST. PETERSBURG — It was another painful loss on Sunday for the Marlins in more than one way.

Right-hander Alex Sanabia is heading to the disabled list with a strained right groin. The team officially announced the move on Monday morning. And the team is calling up lefty reliever Dan Jennings from Triple-A New Orleans.

Sanabia threw four innings and gave up four runs in Sunday’s 5-3 setback at the White Sox.

After being swept at Chicago, the Marlins on Monday will be opening a two-game set with the Rays at Tropicana Field.

Sanabia has dealt with a sore groin since his start early in the month at San Diego. The right-hander is 3-7 with a 4.88 ERA.

Because the Marlins won’t need another starter until Friday at home against the Mets, the team is going with another reliever. Jennings, 26, is 3-2 with a 1.80 ERA for New Orleans. He has an 0.68 ERA in his last 10 outings.

The Marlins have a few days before bringing in another starting pitcher.

Barring any setbacks, Nathan Eovaldi is expected to fill the rotation spot.

Eovaldi is on the 60-day disabled list with right shoulder inflammation. He is eligible to be reinstated on Thursday.

Eovaldi on Saturday threw his first rehab assignment game for Class A Jupiter.

If the team opts to give Eovaldi another rehab start or two, Wade LeBlanc and Duane Below are spot start options.

Joe Frisaro

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