Marlins right-hander Edinson Volquez might miss his next start because of a blister issue, according to Clark Spencer of The Miami Herald.
Volquez started in Miami’s contest against the Rays on Tuesday night and didn’t have much success, walking eight and striking out nine. He left after 4 1⁄3 innings and realized he had a blister on his thumb.
If Volquez does miss his next start, left-hander Justin Nicolino could be called upon to take his spot in the rotation. Right-hander Jose Urena could also emerge as a starting option.
Volquez, 33, has pitched to a 4.71 ERA over 28 2⁄3 innings with the Marlins this season. He hasn’t pitched more than six innings in any of his six starts this season.
With the implementation of the new 10-day DL, Volquez can be placed on the DL while the Marlins land some additional pitching depth. Regardless, the situation doesn’t bode well for a team that doesn’t have much pitching to turn to.