Marlins place reliever Brad Hand on DL, recall lefty Dan Jennings

Miami Marlins left-handed reliever Brad Hand was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a right ankle sprain before Saturday afternoon's game. The Marlins recalled lefty Dan Jennings from Triple-A New Orleans to take Hand's place.

Brad Hand sprained his right ankle in Friday night's game.

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Miami Marlins left-handed reliever Brad Hand was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a right ankle sprain before Saturday afternoon's game.

Hand is 0-1 with a 6.38 ERA in 16 games (two starts) this season. He has struck out 20 and walked 16 in 24 innings. He allowed two runs on three hits over two frames in Friday's 9-5 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers.

"I guess he tweaked it on a pitch last night," manager Mike Redmond said.

The Marlins recalled lefty Dan Jennings from Triple-A New Orleans to take Hand's place. Jennings was optioned to the Zephyrs on May 2 when Saturday's starter Jacob Turner came off the DL.

Prior to being sent down, Jennings was 0-1 with a 1.59 ERA in 12 appearances. He fanned nine and walked four in 11 1/3 innings.

The 27-year-old posted a 4.50 ERA in five outings for New Orleans in just six frames with six strikeouts and six walks.

"He's been back and forth and like I said -- I feel like a broken record at times talking about our pitching and guys pounding the strike zone and there really is some great opportunities for guys to solidify roles," Redmond said. "Everybody wants a role. It's really a great opportunity for guys to solidify a spot in that bullpen to be able to get consistent reps. We just need guys to go out there and pound the strike zone and put up zeroes. Whether it's in the fifth inning, sixth inning or seventh inning."

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