Heaney, Disco among call-ups
MIAMI — Henderson Alvarez’s strained left oblique has prompted the Marlins to bring up a couple of their top pitching prospects.
On Tuesday afternoon, the club announced left-hander Andrew Heaney and right-hander Anthony DeSclafani have been recalled from Triple-A New Orleans.
Miami also added a couple of position players, recalling infielder Enrique Hernandez and first baseman Justin Bour from New Orleans.
The arrivals of Hernandez and Bour were expected. Hernandez is a candidate to play second base, third, and center field. And Bour is a left-handed bat option off the bench.
All four players have had time in the big leagues this season.
The Marlins had been weighing whether to call up Heaney, their No. 1 prospect. The lefty made four starts with Miami prior to the All-Star Break.
Now that Alvarez’s status is uncertain, Heaney provides an option to start, if necessary.
DeSclafani is another option to either start or pitch long relief.
In Monday’s 9-6 win over the Mets, Alvarez was lifted in the third inning, and Brad Hand pitched multiple innings.
Brad Penny is getting the start on Tuesday night. DeSclafani is a long-relief option.
– Joe Frisaro