The Marlins' lefty workhorse reliever, Renyel Pinto, has been placed on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to May 23, with left elbow inflammation. The Marlins have recalled Cristhian Martinez from Double A Jacksonville to fill his spot.
Pinto's last three appearances have not gone well (3 2/3 innings, 8 hits, 4 ER, 2 HR). He had delivered 10 consecutive scoreless outings prior to the rut.
Even though Martinez gave up a game-deciding home run to Arizona's Mark Reynolds during his 1-game cameo on Thursday, the Marlins liked the fact that he attacked the strike zone and looked composed on the mound.
Emilio Bonifacio watches from the bench tonight. Wes Helms starts at third:
Marlins: 1. Chris Coghlan, lf; 2. Jeremy Hermida, rf; 3. Hanley Ramirez, ss; 4. Jorge Cantu, 3b; 5. Wes Helms, 3b; 6. Dan Uggla, 2b; 7. Cody Ross, cf; 8. Ronny Paulino, c; 9. Chris Volstad, p.