Marlins ace José Ureña will be reinstated from the 10-day DL after missing two weeks due to a minor shoulder injury. As the corresponding move, Sandy Alcántara will be placed on the 10-day DL with what’s being described as a “minor” right axillary infection (armpit). Pablo López is slotted to take Sandy’s Thursday start in Washington versus the Nationals.
Ureña’s return to the rotation will be welcomed, as he has shown signs of figuring it out. The ERA isn’t exactly pretty at 4.40. That doesn’t entirely reflect his effectiveness this season, however— his 3.68 FIP in 2018 represents a big improvement on his 5.20 FIP in 2017 and a 4.67 FIP for his career. Watch for Ureña to turn his season around as it looking like his very toolsy arsenal is starting to come together as his command improves.
Sandy and Pablo both had very encouraging debuts this past weekend at Marlins Park, earning wins in their respective starts and an opportunity to remain in this surprisingly packed rotation. Sandy’s move to the DL should allow Pablo an extra start to prove himself while it is yet to be known what the Marlins will do once Sandy returns from his DL stint.
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