Former Top Prospect Starter Moved to 60-Day IL


The Marlins have moved starting pitcher Jesus Luzardo to the 60-day injured list.

This move comes as an opportunity to open up a roster spot for pitcher Jimmy Yacobonis.

The talented twenty-four year old starter has been out since mid-May with a left-forearm strain and finally started throwing again this past Monday. The Marlins would like to get him back as soon as possible, which probably will not be until after the All-Star break, as forearm injuries tend to be on the lengthier side of recoveries. 

Luzardo was enjoying his first full season as a member of the Marlins rotation, pitching twenty-nine innings, sporting a 4.03 ERA, a WHIP of 1.17, and a fantastic 41 strikeouts. 

Career wise, Luzardo has a dismal ERA of 5.16 and a 1.38 WHIP in 195 innings pitched. However, the former third-round draft pick showed signs of excellence on the mound this season before succumbing to his injury. 

The Marlins acquired Luzardo from the A's at the deadline last season in a one-for-one deal swap sending outfielder Starling Marte to Oakland in exchange. 

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