Flynn called up, Bour sent down
MIAMI — After an exhausting 14-inning affair at Philadelphia on Thursday night, the Marlins were in need of some relief help.
So on Friday, Miami recalled lefty Brian Flynn from Triple-A New Orleans, and optioned first baseman Justin Bour to Triple-A.
Flynn actually was scheduled to start for the Zephyrs on Friday, but late Thursday he was told to get ready to head to Miami.
It appears the lefty will be with the club at least through the weekend series with Oakland at Marlins Park. Miami is off on Monday will be without relievers A.J. Ramos and Chris Hatcher for at least Friday and Saturday. Most likely, Ramos, who threw 50 pitches in Friday’s 5-3 loss, will not be available at all for three games vs. the A’s.
Hechavarria update: Adeiny Hechavarria is scheduled to play catch on Sunday to test his right arm.
The Miami shortstop went on the 15-day disabled list on Wednesday, retroactive to June 21, with a right triceps strain. The hope is he will be ready to come off the DL after the 15 days, which would be July 6 at St. Louis.
Yelich almost ready: Christian Yelich, who hit a three-run homer in five at-bats on rehab assignment Thursday, will play his final rehab game for New Orleans on Friday. The 22-year-old is on the DL with a lower-back strain, and eligible to be reinstated on Sunday.
The plan is for him to travel back from playing with the Zephyrs on Saturday, and be ready for the series finale on Sunday.
— Joe Frisaro