Jarred Cosart didn't know his first major league hit would be so painful.
While running up the first base line and eventually beating a throw to first base , Cosart injured his left oblique, which would cost him a start. Cosart was scratched from his second scheduled start as a Marlin against Pittsburgh on Thursday, but is reportedly healthy and will be slotted into the rotation on Tuesday when the Marlins host the St. Louis Cardinals.
It was business as usual for Jarred Cosart on Saturday afternoon, as the Marlins right-hander threw a pain-free bullpen session.
Experiencing no discomfort, Cosart has been cleared to face the Cardinals on Tuesday night at Marlins Park.
During his bullpen session on Saturday in Cincinnati, Cosart said that while the injury may have been closer to back discomfort, he feels good and is ready to return.
Either way, the right-hander is ready to go.
"I think I'm over it," Cosart said.
Cosart was acquired from the Astros before the non-waiver trade deadline and pitched five and a third innings while allowing four runs against the Reds in his first start as a Marlin.
Having pitched predominantly in the American League, Cosart had limited offensive experience before heading to Miami. Cosart, after legging out the infield base hit, was persistent in saying the injury was not serious and that he would be able to make his next scheduled start.
The Marlins rightfully allowed Cosart to miss a spot, with Jose Fernandez and Henderson Alvarez both seeing time on the disabled list out of Miami's rotation.
Brian Flynn took the start against the Pirates in Cosart's absence, however he was optioned to Triple-A after lasting just four innings.
Anthony DeSclafani, who was recently recalled, has starting experience should the Marlins need another arm in the rotation moving forward.