DENVER —infielder Wednesday's placement on the 10-day injured-list marked the third time this season that he has been sidelined with a right hip strain.
InfielderThe Marlins were also able to take the IL with lower back spasms in order to aid their struggling Marlins (who went 7-19 in may).
Miami recalled right-hander Edward Cabrera from Triple-A Jacksonville and third baseman Luke Williams, who both played the first game of a doubleheader Wednesday in Colorado.
Wendle injured his hamstring while sliding into second base during Monday's 7-1 loss to the Rockies. Wendle suffered the injury in May, missing three games. Then, he was back for seven games. Wendle returned to the field on May 12, before being placed on the IL.
Wendle was a Tampa Bay All-Star for the first time last season and returned to the lineup on Friday. He went 1 for 10, in four games. After he moved to second on a grounder, he singled Monday.
Manager Don Mattingly stated, “I know Joey feels frustrated and like he did everything wrong.” “We took our time with him. He was almost ready to go two or three days before we went out to play.
Wendle's Tuesday stint on the IL was retroactive and he flew back to Miami. He is expected to be tested Thursday. He currently is batting.284 and has two home runs, 11 RBI, in 29 games.
Mattingly stated that “I don't believe anybody feels it's torn away the bone or anything. It just keeps happening.” You can't walk if you see someone who does a hammy. He walks well. It doesn't feel major, major but the hamstrings are tough.”
Mattingly was more confident that Anderson would be available to return to work when he is eligible to leave the IL on June 7.
Mattingly stated that Andy, I believe, is in a better place than Joey right at the moment. It kind of brings him back into the mix, if we can get over the hump.
Marlins have been struggling since starting 12-8. The Marlins are now facing another setback. They entered Wednesday with a record of 19-27 and were 12 1/2 games behind NL East-leading..
“Joey's one our best hitters. Brian Anderson is one our greatest hitters,” catchersaid. “I don’t know how it affects team consistency, but they’re really great players.”