Alvarez to DL, Turner back in rotation
MIAMI — On Thursday, the Marlins welcomed Jarred Cosart as a newcomer to their rotation. But on Friday, the club suffered a hit when it placed All-Star Henderson Alvarez on the 15-day disabled list with right shoulder inflammation.
Jacob Turner will step in to replace Alvarez in the rotation, and pitch on Sunday in the series finale with the Reds.
Alvarez (8-5) is coming off a win against the Nationals on Tuesday, tossing seven shutout innings. During that game, with the bases loaded and no outs, Alvarez appeared to show some sort of discomfort. Manager Mike Redmond and assistant trainer Mike Kozak went to the mound, but Alvarez stayed in the game, got out of the jam, and made it through seven innings.
Redmond said that Alvarez’s shoulder bothered him late Thursday and on Friday, the 24-year-old informed pitching coach Chuck Hernandez that his arm was hurting.
Alvarez is expected to have an MRI.
The Marlins are hoping they caught the inflammation early, and it won’t lead to a prolonged injury.
Alvarez is on the DL, retroactive to July 30.
Miami is looking to make a playoff push, which is a reason it acquired Cosart from the Astros on Thursday. When that deal was made, Turner was set to move to the bullpen. But Turner will remain in the rotation.
The Marlins will have to make a corresponding move, adding a reliever to the active roster.
– Joe Frisaro