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Miami Marlins news: Jarred Cosart scratched, Kevin Gregg out for season

The Miami Marlins scratched starter Jarred Cosart from his scheduled start on Thursday as a result of a left oblique injury. Reliever Kevin Gregg will undergo season-ending surgery to have bone chips removed from his elbow.

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Jarred Cosart's second start as a Miami Marlin will be delayed.

Cosart reportedly tweaked his left oblique during an at-bat that resulted in his first major league hit against the Cincinnati Reds. As a result, Cosart was scratched from his scheduled Thursday start against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

The injury isn’t believed to be serious, and Cosart will not be headed to the disabled list. The club anticipates he will start on Tuesday against the Cardinals at Marlins Park.

Cosart, acquired just before the non-waiver trade deadline, beat out an infiield single against the Reds and was uncomfortable after the start. In his first start as a Marlin, Cosart pitched five and a third innings, allowing four runs while walking two and striking out three.

The newly promoted Brian Flynn will make the start for the Marlins, who are looking to win the three game series after dropping the second game on Wednesday night.

Flynn was expected to serve as a long reliever out of the bullpen, but has starting experience. He posted a 7-8 record to complement a 4.00 ERA and 4.83 FIP in 117 innings pitched with Triple-A New Orleans.

Miami's starting rotation is without Jose Fernandez and Henderson Alvarez, and may see Brad Penny take a starting spot over the weekend.

Gregg to undergo season-ending procedure

Kevin Gregg's season has come to an end, as the reliever will undergo surgery to remove bone chips from his right elbow.

Gregg was signed after the Marlins acquired Bryan Morris from Pittsburgh in exchange for a draft pick. He posted a 10.00 ERA and 6.36 in ten total innings with the Marlins, having difficulty finding the strike zone on occasion.

Miami's bullpen has settled in after struggling to open the season, with Steve Cishek, Morris, A.J. Ramos, and Mike Dunn pitching well late in games.

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