Originally written on MLB Injury News  |  Last updated 10/15/14
Still recovering from the fireworks of Jose Fernandez's final start last night, the Miami Marlins announced that starter Nathan Eovaldi has been scratched from tonight's starting assignment against the Atlanta Braves with a tight back. As first reported by Joe Frisaro of MLB.com, Eovaldi's back issues became a topic of discussion prior to Wednesday game after the right-hander complained of stiffness. Holding out hope he would make today's scheduled start, Miami delayed the announcement that lefty Brian Flynn would become the backup starter in Eovaldi's place until mid-Thursday morning. "His back is really tight," manager Mike Redmond said. "He's not really moving well." With expectations to play a major role in the Marlins rotation this season, Eovaldi has been plagued by health issues dating back to the start of the season when he was placed on the disabled list with right shoulder inflammation. Joining the rotation in June, the former Dodger has posted a 3.80 ERA in 15 starts to accompany a 1.34 WHIP and 6.5 K/9 innings in his third big league season. The ramifications of Eovaldi's scratched start, has caused the creation of a revised Miami rotation. With Flynn going tonight, Brad Hand will take the mound Friday against New York, and the Henderson Alvarez/Jacob Turner duo will tackle Saturday's doubleheader. Tom Koehler will handle Sunday's game, meaning the earliest Eovaldi could appear would be Monday in Philadelphia. Follow @mlbinjurynews Looking for fantasy baseball advice?
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