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Nolasco scratched from Sunday start with torn meniscus

Marlins starter Ricky Nolasco will be scratched from his scheduled start Sunday afternoon against the Houston Astros.

Nolasco suffered a torn meniscus in his right knee during conditioning Thursday in Pittsburgh. Marlins manager Edwin Rodriguez said that Nolasco will not be put on the disabled list and will be monitored over the next few days.

The Marlins already lost outfielder Chris Coghlan for the season due to a torn meniscus.

Nolasco, who was scheduled to face right-hander Nelson Figueroa in Sunday's series finale, was seen wearing a soft brace on his right knee while walking around the clubhouse before Saturday's game.

LHP Andrew Miller, who was recalled Wednesday from New Orleans, will start Sunday in his place.

Nolasco is 14-8 this season with a 4.22 ERA and just pitched six shutout innings in each of his last two starts against the Pirates (Aug. 17) and Nationals (Aug. 12). He is 9-2 in his past 11 starts, and has pitched 155 2/3 innings this season.

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