Sergio Mitre joins his many teammates on the DL. And it just keeps getting better and better.
The Marlins want to give Mitre's blistered right-middle finger more time to heal, so they put him on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to April 18.
"Nothing hurts. The finger is getting better,'' Mitre said. "They're just trying to be careful with it to make sure it doesn't open up again.''
Mitre is the ninth Marlins player on the disabled list.
To take his place the team called up Scott Tyler from AA Carolina. I really don't know much about Tyler other than he is a relief pitcher who came to the Marlins in the Castillo trade with the Twins and if he plays, he will be making his major league debut.
I did a search on Maverick's site but it turned up nothing. I'm pretty sure Maverick has written about him and it was just the search engine being too lazy to find it.
So, on to the prospect books where I did find an entry about him in John Sickles' book. This is what John had to say:
Good stuff with a lack of control. Well, he shouldn't have much trouble finding kindred spirits on the staff.
I fully expect the Marlins to make another roster move before Sunday in order to fill the starter slot that Mitre vacated. Once again, it is possible that Gregg or Pinto will be asked to start but I doubt it given the number of innings the bullpen has thrown the last few games.