MIAMI -- The Marlins' bullpen received a boost -- but also endured another setback -- on Tuesday when the club announced right-hander Kyle Barraclough has been reinstated from the 10-day disabled list.But as one of its top relievers returned, the club's most effective left-hander, rookie Jarlin Garcia, was placed on
MIAMI -- The Marlins' bullpen received a boost -- but also endured another setback -- on Tuesday when the club announced right-hander Kyle Barraclough has been reinstated from the 10-day disabled list.
But as one of its top relievers returned, the club's most effective left-hander, rookie Jarlin Garcia, was placed on the DL with a left biceps strain. His stint is retroactive to Saturday, and the belief is he might be ready in a couple of weeks.
Barraclough had been on the DL since July 26 with a right shoulder impingement. He worked the eighth inning, striking out two, but allowed a home run to Ryder Jones in the Marlins' 9-4 loss to the Giants at Marlins Park.
The right-hander has a 3.42 ERA in 47 1/3 innings, including 52 strikeouts and 31 walks.
Manager Don Mattingly has said Barraclough would be eased back into action, which means he may initially not be used in high-leverage situations.
"This gives us another late-innings option," Mattingly said. "He's a guy that's used to going through the [best part of the] order, last year and this year. It just gives us some more options back there. You've seen us use the 'pen, we've been using just about anyone in any role."
If Barraclough keeps progressing, he could emerge as the closer at some point before the end of the season. For now, veteran Brad Ziegler is handling the role.
Being without Garcia will be a blow to the bullpen, because the rookie has been throwing in high-leverage innings and facing the opponent's top left-handed hitters in a setup role.
"We'd given him a couple of days, and he was still a little bit [sore]," Mattingly said. "We needed to be more cautious with him [rather] than push him back out there. We know they've logged some innings."
Garcia has appeared in 51 games and has a 3.43 ERA in 39 1/3 innings with 29 strikeouts and just nine walks.
The Marlins currently don't have a left-handed reliever.
"I feel kind of tired," Garcia said. "This is my first year in the big leagues and first whole year as a reliever. I just think all the wear and tear had kind of tired me out. So they decided it would be good to give me this break, rest and come back at 100 percent."
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