Marlins lefty Brad Hand to start Wednesday in place of Jacob Turner
Marlins left-hander Brad Hand will start in place of righty Jacob Turner on Wednesday night against the Nationals.
Turner was scratched with a strained right shoulder. The Marlins announced the news following Tuesday’s 5-0 loss to Washington.
Hand, who lost out on the fifth spot in the rotation this spring, has pitched two scoreless outings out of the bullpen this season. He has allowed one hit with three walks and three strikeouts over five innings.
The 24-year-old is 1-10 with a 4.88 ERA over 15 career starts.
Turner, 22, gave up five runs on eight hits over six innings during his 2014 debut for a no-decision against the Rockies. He walked three batters and struck out just one.