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MLB Injury News:
Last night, the Miami Marlins officially placed Kevin Slowey on the disabled list with right forearm tightness. Slowey felt discomfort while warming up in the third inning. He was pulled from the game and placed on the 15-day DL.
According to Joe Frisaro of MLB.com, Slowey was warming up in the third inning of yesterday's game when he felt the discomfort. He had thrown two scoreless innings before the soreness sprung up. Unfortunately, the discomfort caused enough concern to force a roster move. The Marlins will make a corresponding move to accommodate Slowey's placement on the DL today before their game with the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Slowey was placed on the 15-day DL, but here is a look at other options team have for injured players.
Slowey is a veteran reliever and starter. He's been used in a variety of roles throughout his career and has had varying levels of success. This season, Slowey has made 20 appearances, 14 of those starts. He is 3-6 with a 4.11 ERA. Throughout his career, with the Minnesota Twins and Miami Marlins, Slowey is 42-35 with a 4.58 ERA. With the Twins, over five seasons, Slowey started 90 of his 100 appearances. So far in his first season with the Marlins, Slowey is being used very similarly.
Slowey is no stranger to injuries. He missed the entire 2012 season and only threw 59 1/3 innings in 2011. Hopefully this injury does not cause him to miss significant time.
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