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Cosart exits early, but cautiously optimistic

Righty experiences tight hamstring, will be evaluated during Marlins' off-day
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LOS ANGELES -- Right-hander Jarred Cosart made an abrupt exit with a tight right hamstring in the sixth inning of the Marlins' 5-4 win over the Dodgers on Wednesday night. The 24-year-old will be evaluated in Miami on Thursday, which will give a better indication if he will make his next scheduled start

The injury occurred on a 93-mph sinker that was slapped into right field for a single by Dodgers left fielder Alex Guerrero.

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LOS ANGELES -- Right-hander Jarred Cosart made an abrupt exit with a tight right hamstring in the sixth inning of the Marlins' 5-4 win over the Dodgers on Wednesday night. The 24-year-old will be evaluated in Miami on Thursday, which will give a better indication if he will make his next scheduled start

The injury occurred on a 93-mph sinker that was slapped into right field for a single by Dodgers left fielder Alex Guerrero.

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Cosart said he didn't hear a pop, but he is taking a cautious approach to his ailment until he has more details.

"Any time you have an injury, it's tough," he said. "I didn't hear anything pop, and I'm not in an extreme amount of pain. That, at least, is making me optimistic. But at the same time, I've never dealt with it."

The Marlins recently escaped a serious hamstring setback with Mat Latos, who dealt with a tight left hamstring on April 29 against the Mets. Latos exited in the fifth inning, but still made his next start.

Cosart said he felt his hamstring tighten while delivering the pitch to Guerrero. He made a quick move toward first base and experienced discomfort in his leg. He bent over on the mound, as manager Mike Redmond and trainer Sean Cunningham hurried to him. Cosart was immediately replaced by Sam Dyson.

The Marlins are listing Cosart as day to day. The 24-year-old was starting the series finale, and he exited with his team trailing, 4-2. Miami came back to pull out the one-run win.

It was an active outing for Cosart, who had an RBI single in the fourth inning. It was his first hit after starting 0-for-11 on the season.

Video: MIA@LAD: Cosart helps his own cause with RBI single

Cosart allowed a two-run homer to Enrique Hernandez and a solo home run to Joc Pederson in the fifth inning. In 5 1/3 innings, Cosart allowed four runs on five hits with three walks and four strikeouts. He threw 91 pitches.

"It just looked like he tweaked something," Redmond said. "We'll know more in the next couple of days."

Joe Frisaro is a reporter for MLB.com. He writes a blog, called The Fish Pond. Follow him on Twitter @JoeFrisaro and listen to his podcast.

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