Trevor Rogers on IL with back muscle spasms
Rogers will be missing some time with lower-back muscle spasms. Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

The Marlins placed All-Star starter Trevor Rogers on the 10-day injured list with lower-back muscle spasms, per Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald.

Braxton Garrett was recalled, and he will take Rogers’ turn in the rotation. Garrett has made four appearances (three starts), totaling 15 2/3 innings with a 5.17 ERA.

Garrett is a fine placeholder, but he’s obviously no replacement for Rogers, who has put together a stellar rookie season. Rogers boasts a 2.37 ERA through 19 starts, tossing 106 1/3 innings. There may be an element of workload management here for Rogers, who is just 23 years old and in his first full season. That’s not to say Rogers isn’t legitimately injured, just that the Marlins might be more cautious with Rogers given his rookie status.

In other news, Brian Anderson is likely to be reinstated from the injured list on Saturday, per MLB.com’s Christina De Nicola. Anderson has been on the 60-day injured list with shoulder subluxation, so there will need to be a corresponding roster to create a spot on the 40-man roster.

Anderson had yet to really get rolling. He was slashing .250/.316/.371 in 136 plate appearances prior to the injury. Shoulder injuries will often sap players of their power, so Anderson may yet bounce back to his normal levels of production if the shoulder is fully healed.

This article first appeared on MLB Trade Rumors and was syndicated with permission.

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