MIAMI -- The Marlins' 16-inning marathon on Tuesday night has turned out to be more debilitating than just a loss.The Marlins announced Wednesday morning that center fielder Lewis Brinson will be placed on the 10-day disabled list with right hip inflammation. Brinson, who played in all 16 innings on Tuesday
MIAMI -- The Marlins' 16-inning marathon on Tuesday night has turned out to be more debilitating than just a loss.
The Marlins announced Wednesday morning that center fielder Lewis Brinson will be placed on the 10-day disabled list with right hip inflammation. Brinson, who played in all 16 innings on Tuesday night, said that the injury had been nagging him for several days now. Tuesday, however, was the tipping point.
"It's been bothering me for a little bit," Brinson said. "Just tried to play through it last night and it hurt pretty bad. Just something I've been dealing with."
Marlins manager Don Mattingly recalled that he noticed early signs of Brinson's injury a little over one week ago and that it's been ongoing ever since. Wary of further injury, a trip to the DL was the Marlins' best option.
"I kept noticing little gyrations in the box -- you could tell that the hip was bothering him," Mattingly said. "I think our biggest concern was change of gait, hamstrings, stuff like that. It just seems like, 'Let's get on top of this right now, let's get it knocked out, so we can move forward.'"
In his first season with Miami, Brinson is hitting .186 with 10 homers and 30 RBIs. J.B. Shuck started in his place on Wednesday.
"It takes a lot to get me to stop playing, especially when I feel I can contribute and have been for the past couple weeks," Brinson said. "I got tight hips, I call them fast-guy problems."
Brinson's trip to the DL opened up a roster spot that the Marlins used to bolster their depleted bullpen, recalling Dillon Peters from Triple-A New Orleans on Wednesday. Peters will likely be the first man out of the 'pen Wednesday afternoon, after seven Marlins relievers were used Tuesday evening.
"Peters is fully rested and ready to go," Mattingly said. "I'd say a word would be 'inconsistent' with him. He's had some good starts and some starts that weren't good. Obviously, we know what he's capable of, but we're rooting for his development, for sure."
The Marlins also reinstated right-hander Jose Urena from the 10-day DL for Wednesday's start. Urena had been sidelined since June 21 with a right shoulder impingement.
Mattingly and the Marlins are in desperate need of innings from Urena on Wednesday, but Mattingly ensured the team will be keeping a close eye on their starter and will check in on how he's feeling periodically over the course of the game.
"Obviously, you ask your starter to keep you in the game. So hopefully Jose falls in line and is sharp today," Mattingly said. "You never quite know, when a guy's been down for an extended period of time, what you're going to get. With Jose, you always expect it to be pretty good."
To free up a roster spot for Urena, right-hander Sandy Alcantara was placed on the 10-day DL with a right axillary infection, retroactive to July 1. The Marlins announced the injury to their rookie on Tuesday, and officially made the roster move Wednesday morning.
"It's the infection under the armpit," Mattingly explained. "It showed up the other day and got worse and we knew we weren't going to be able to pitch him. Four or five days no throwing and then building back up."
As for the rotation moving forward, Mattingly expects his starters to jump a day, moving Pablo Lopez to pitch Thursday in Washington for the Marlins' opener of a four-game set with the Nationals. Dan Straily, Wei-Yin Chen and Trevor Richards will follow.
Veteran Martin Prado and Garrett Cooper will both be making the trip to D.C. and will be likely candidates to return to the Marlins' roster in the coming days.
Max Goodman is a reporter for MLB.com based in Miami. Follow him on Twitter @Max_Goodman97.