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

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