Miami’s starting pitching hasn’t been much of an issue during its current skid, but the club’s rotation should receive a boost in the coming days.
Adam Conley, who has been on the disabled list with a blister issue, received permission to begin throwing, according to Clark Spencer of The Miami Herald.
Adam Conley cleared by doctors to resume throwing #marlins— clarkspencer (@clarkspencer) August 30, 2016
Conley, 26, has been Miami’s second best starter behind Jose Fernandez. Over 130.1 innings, Conley pitched to a 3.94 ERA and 4.23 FIP.
Even without Wei-Yin Chen and Conley, Miami’s rotation has pitched well. The unit has collectively pitched to a 4.05 ERA, which ranks fifth in the National League.
As the Marlins attempt to earn a Wild Card spot, the club’s offense has struggled. However, Jose Urena and Justin Nicolino both pitched well in their most recent starts.
When Conley returns, the Marlins likely won’t have to make a roster move. Team rosters are eligible to expand on September 1.