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Thursday, August 7, 2014

Marlins Injury Update: Jarred Cosart, Henderson Alvarez, Kevin Gregg

By on 8/07/2014 06:15:00 AM

New Miami Marlins starter Jarred Cosart suffered some ill-effects from collecting his first MLB hit last week, as's Joe Frisaro reports. Cosart tweaked his left oblique during that at-bat and has been scratched from Thursday's scheduled start as a result. Fellow starter Henderson Alvarez looks on course to return from the DL when eligible, while Kevin Gregg's season is over as he is scheduled for surgery following several weeks out with elbow inflammation.

Cosart told Frisaro that the move was 'precautionary' and he was not in a lot of pain as a result of the oblique problem, instead saying it was 'just kind of uncomfortable'. Frisaro says that recent callup Brian Flynn will get the start instead on Thursday. Flynn struggled in four starts when making his big-league debut with the Marlins last year, posting a painful 8.50 ERA and 2.22 WHIP. His 1.53 WHIP at Triple-A this season is not much better.

Alvarez seems to be experiencing no complications after the Marlins put him on the DL last week with shoulder inflammation. Frisaro writes that he played catch on Wednesday and the team is confident he'll be ready to return on August 14th, when he is eligible. Gregg's season is over as he will undergo surgery to remove bone chips in his right elbow. The 36-year-old made just 12 appearances for Miami this year, getting hit around to the tune of a 10.00 ERA, including an awful last outing on July 13th, presumably heavily influenced by his elbow discomfort, when he allowed three earned runs and recorded no outs.

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