Dyson recalled, Eovaldi on paternity leave
MIAMI — A worn out Marlins’ bullpen is getting some immediate relief.
On Sunday morning, the Marlins recalled right-hander Sam Dyson from Triple-A New Orleans. To make roster move, Nathan Eovaldi was placed on paternity leave.
Eovaldi started on Friday night against the Pirates. In the days leading up to the start, the team had been weighing fallback options in case his wife went into labor.
To stay in line to make his start on Wednesday against the Cubs, Eovaldi was scheduled to throw a bullpen session at Marlins Park on Sunday morning. Then he is heading to his home in Texas to be with his wife. She is scheduled to have labor induced later in the day.
Dyson, 26, pitched in five games for Miami last year. He is on the 40-man roster and offers versatility because he can pitch multiple innings, and even spot start.
In 20 1/3 innings with New Orleans, the right-hander has a 2.66 ERA, with 15 strikeouts and seven walks. He last threw on June 9.
– Joe Frisaro