Marlins place Kevin Gregg on DL, reinstate A.J. Ramos
MIAMI — The Miami Marlins placed right-handed reliever Kevin Gregg on the 15-day disabled list (retroactive to July 14) with right elbow inflammation, while reinstating right-handed reliever A.J. Ramos from the DL prior to Friday’s opener against the San Francisco Giants.
Gregg, who signed with the club in the beginning of June, has a 10.00 ERA in 12 appearances. Over nine innings, he has given up 10 runs on 11 hits. The 36-year-old did not play during spring training or the start of the 2014 season until his second stint with the organization.
"It’s been bothering him a few days before the All-Star break and came in yesterday and was sore," manager Mike Redmond said. "Knowing that we were going to have this move coming up with A.J. — him being ready to go. It seemed like the right decision to make and get Kevin a few days off, make sure he’s 100 percent."
Ramos went on the DL with right shoulder inflammation on July 1 (retroactive June 28). He is 4-0 with a 2.17 ERA in 39 outings. Ramos had an MRI for precautionary reasons when the discomfort persisted after throwing 50 pitches June 26 in Philadelphia.
The 27-year-old has been used in a setup role with lefty Mike Dunn. He is back after rehabbing with Double-A Jacksonville during the All-Star break. In one inning with the Suns, Ramos gave up a run on two hits. He also pitched a simulation game on Thursday.
"Everything’s been fine," Redmond said. "He said he’s been feeling great. He just needed a blow. It just got sore and we were using him a lot and needed some time off to get himself back to 100 percent. He said he’s feeling great and ready to go. Hopefully this’ll carry him out the rest of the season."