Alfredo Amezaga's recovery from a deep bone bruise in his left knee continues to go slowly. Gonzalez said that Amezaga, who has been on the disabled list since May 17, might not be ready to rejoin the Marlins until after the All-Star break in July.
Left-handed reliever Renyel Pinto, meanwhile, could be available by the weekend when the Marlins and New York Yankees play a three-game series at LandShark Stadium. Pinto threw 14 pitches in a rehabilitation appearance Sunday and was scheduled to pitch Tuesday and Wednesday for Triple A New Orleans.
Since Pinto went on the DL on May 23, the Marlins have had only one left-hander -- Dan Meyer -- in their bullpen.
Deep bone bruise are tough and estimate given as to when Alfredo will return is pure spectulation. But it looks like it going to be awhile.
Renyel Pinto has thrown two innings of scoreless relief, allowed one hit, struckout one and as yet to walk a batter. We will see how it goes, but he could be back soon. Of course when Pinto does return, someone is going down and my guess is that it will be Cristhian Martinez.