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Miami Marlins place Carter Capps on 15-day disabled list

The 24-year old reliever is headed to the DL with a right elbow strain.

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Carter Capps was hoping to avoid a stint on the disabled list. However, he got an MRI on Monday morning, and the Marlins announced they have placed him on the 15-day disabled list with a right elbow strain.

Capps, 24, exited Sunday's 5-2 loss over the Mets in the eighth inning after just tossing 13 pitches. He left with what the Marlins called "right elbow stiffness" and was expected to be day-to-day. Over 31.0 innings with the Marlins this season, Capps has posted a 1.16 ERA and 1.05 FIP.

Brian Ellington will have his contract selected and replace Capps in the bullpen. Ellington, 24, has posted a 2.44 ERA over 44.1 innings between Double and Triple-A in 2015.

Miami has also optioned Donovan Solano, who batted .156 through 46 games, to Triple-A New Orleans in order to make room for newly acquired catcher Tomas Telis on the roster. Telis, 24, has posted a .292/.327/.405 batting line in addition to five home runs and 26 RBIs through 71 minor league contests.