Miami Marlins Place Two Key Players On Injured List

The Miami Marlins have been hit with some early-season injuries to key players.

On Monday, Johnny Cueto had to exit his debut for the Marlins against the Minnesota Twins in the second inning due to right biceps tightness. Although an MRI revealed no structural damage, he has been placed on the 15-day injured list due to biceps tendinitis and is expected to be out for several weeks.

In the meantime, left-hander Braxton Garrett will likely take Cueto's spot in the starting rotation.

Additionally, infielder Joey Wendle suffered a right intercostal strain during batting practice before Monday's game against the Twins, leading to his placement on the 10-day injured list.

There is no timeline for his return, pending the results of his MRI, but he is expected to be out until at least mid-April.

Jon Berti and Garrett Hampson are expected to handle shortstop duties while Wendle is out, providing an opportunity for Berti to showcase his speed in an increased role.

These injuries will undoubtedly pose a challenge for the Marlins early in the season, as they seek to build momentum and establish a winning record. They are currently 1-4 to start the season. Photo Credit:  Rhona Wise-USA TODAY Sports