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Marlins place Ramos on DL, option Cervenka

Miami will be without its closer.

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Miami placed closer A.J. Ramos on the 15-day disabled list and optioned Hunter Cervenka to Triple-A New Orleans, the club announced Tuesday.

Austin Brice and Chris Narveson are joining the club in the corresponding roster moves.

Ramos, 29, is having a solid season as Miami’s closer, pitching to a 3.05 ERA and 2.93 FIP over 44.1 innings. He has blown a pair of saves since the All-Star break.

In Ramos’ absence, the Marlins will likely have Fernando Rodney close games. Rodney saved Miami’s win on Sunday afternoon in Denver.

While Ramos has been out for a few days, Cervenka struggled in Miami’s loss to the Giants on Monday night. He pitched a scoreless inning in his Marlins debut, though.

Miami will likely add depth in the corresponding move after using every available bullpen arm Monday. Andrew Cashner was used as a reliever in the top of the 14th.

The Marlins’ bullpen has pitched to a 3.84 ERA, which ranks eighth in the National League.