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First Two to the DL

In case you haven't heard by now, Jeremy Hermida and Carlos Martinez were placed on the 15-day disabled list.

Hermida, who hasn't played since April 11 due to a strained right hip flexor, will be eligible to come off the disabled list on April 27, after the Marlins have completed a 9-game road trip.

Nothing wrong in being careful and there is no reason to risk hurting the young talent further.

Speaking of which, one thing has me a bit concerned about Girardi and staff.  But at this point it's not a big concern.

Martinez was 0-1 with a 2.70 ERA in 6-2/3 innings. He allowed one run in two innings Sunday and said he felt the pain after throwing a pitch in the eighth inning, which was his final inning. Martinez has struck out nine batters in 6-2/3 innings this season.


Girardi was surprised when Martinez mentioned his arm was sore.

"We didn't see a drop off in his stuff," Girardi said. "He was still throwing 93, 94, which is usually what he throws on a consistent basis."

Unless I'm wrong, and I'm sure someone will point it out to me if I am, Girardi was the catcher for the Cubs when the team was in the process of ruining the arms of Kerry Wood and Mark Prior by having the two throw too many pitches at a young age even though they "didn't see a drop off in his stuff".

Given how Joe has treated the staff thus far, I am not worried but still this bears watching.

Martinez is scheduled to undergo an MRI today.