MIAMI -- Carter Capps is one step closer to returning. Capps has been on the 15-day disabled list with a right elbow strain and threw his first bullpen session on Tuesday afternoon.
"We were pleased," Marlins Manager Dan Jennings said. "I watched him on throw flat ground and it looked good. It's great to see. Hopefully, we start to get some of these guys who have been injured and have setbacks back. The quicker the better."
Other Marlins notes:
-- Justin Nicolino was recalled after the Marlins placed Jose Fernandez on the disabled list on Tuesday. Nicolino has posted a 4.09 ERA over 11.0 innings with the Marlins this season: "He needs to step up and give us a good start. There's a lot of guys who can step in and start. As we go through these next two months, you're going to see a lot of guys get opportunities," Jennings said.
-- Jarred Cosart's next bullpen session is scheduled for Thursday. Cosart has been plagued by vertigo symptoms over the last few months. "He's progressing in the right way. We just have to get him built back up to a level where can come back here," Jennings said.
-- Although Fernandez was placed on the 15-day disabled list, the Marlins have not ruled out the possibility of him returning this season: "He said he feels good. We'll let the doctors and trainers, along with Jose, determine [when he can return]. It will take as long as it takes him to get back to his standard," Jennings added.
--Jennings said he does not believe Giancarlo Stanton is prepared to face live pitching as of Tuesday: "I don't think so, not at this point. It's just about when he gets the strength back in that hand and wrist. He'll continue to do baseball activity."