Latos, Cishek set to return to Marlins vs. Rockies
Two members of the Opening Day roster will return to the Miami Marlins for Saturday's game against the Colorado Rockies, the team announced following Friday's 5-1 win.
Right-hander Mat Latos will start the game, while reliever Steve Cishek will be available in the bullpen. Miami optioned right-handers Andre Rienzo and Kendry Flores to Triple-A New Orleans as the corresponding roster moves.
Latos, who went on the 15-day disabled list on May 23 (retro May 22) with left knee inflammation, has a 1-4 record and 6.12 ERA in nine starts this season. In his lone rehab start on Monday for the Zephyrs, he gave up one run on three hits over 4 2/3 innings with four strikeouts and five walks.
Cishek, optioned to Double-A Jacksonville on June 1 to work on mechanics after blowing four of seven save opportunities, went 1-5 with a 6.98 ERA in 19 appearances prior to the demotion. The former closer tossed five scoreless innings for the Suns, scattering five hits with three strikeouts and no walks over four outings.
Over three games, Rienzo permitted three runs (two earned) on four hits with eight strikeouts and four walks in seven innings for a 2.57 ERA. Flores, who had been pitching in Double-A before the promotion, pitched 3 2/3 scoreless innings in two major-league appearances, limiting batters to four hits with one strikeout, one walk and one hit batter.