The Marlins reinstated closer A.J. Ramos from the disabled list and optioned Brian Ellington to Triple-A New Orleans in the corresponding roster move, the club announced Sunday.
Ellington, 26, has pitched well out of Miami’s bullpen since being promoted. Over 19.2 innings this season, he’s pitched to a 0.92 ERA and 3.96 FIP.
Ramos has had success as the Marlins’ closer this season, pitching to a 3.05 ERA and 2.94 FIP over 44.1 innings to complement 32 saves.
Manager Don Mattingly will have a decision to make with regard who closes games, since Fernando Rodney fared well in the ninth inning in Ramos’ absence. Rodney struggled pitching in the eighth inning before Ramos was sidelined.
Ellington will likely be called upon again in September, when rosters expand.
Miami’s bullpen has pitched to a 3.67 ERA, which ranks fifth in the National League.
The Marlins conclude a seven game road trip on Sunday afternoon against the Pirates.