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Barraclough and Meyer Return, Garcia and Hernandez Hit The DL

Marlins shake up the bullpen to get through Players’ Weekend.

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LHP Jarlin García and RHP Elieser Hernandez both suffered injuries during Thursday’s Marlins game and landed on the 10-day DL as a result.

García was hit in the shin by a 105 mph line drive off the bat of Braves OF Nick Markakis. His X-rays were negative, but he suffered a right shin contusion.

Hernandez, who was given the starting nod, noted after the game that he was struggling with a blister on the middle finger of his throwing hand. Possibly related, his 2018 debut was delayed several months ago by a broken fingernail on the same hand.

Replacing them on the active roster, the Marlins have reinstated former closer Kyle Barraclough from the 10-day DL and recalled RHP Ben Meyer from Triple-A New Orleans. Both will reinforce a bullpen that has been among MLB’s worst since the All-Star break.

Barraclough wants to re-establish his dominant form from June when he was practically unhittable. Things took a dark turn on June 29th—in 13 23 innings from that point forward, he had a 10.54 ERA.

Ben Meyer has had a rough start to his major league career with a 8.22 ERA in 15 13 innings spread out over several different call-ups. The 25-year-old began this season in the Baby Cakes rotation, but they’ve been grooming him for a late-inning role at the major league level.

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