Miami Marlins option Adam Conley to Triple-A New Orleans

May 8, 2017; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Marlins starting pitcher Adam Conley (61) delivers a pitch in the first inning against the St. Louis Cardinals at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports
May 8, 2017; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Marlins starting pitcher Adam Conley (61) delivers a pitch in the first inning against the St. Louis Cardinals at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports /
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Adam Conley got off to a rough start for the Miami Marlins, and now he will have to prove himself again in New Orleans.

Adam Conley has had the worst start of any Miami Marlins player this season with a 7.53 ERA. The Marlins have sent Conley down to AAA, and called up C Tomas Telis to take the open spot on the roster.

Joe Capozzi of the Palm Beach Post reported this news first, and also stated that Miguel Rojas has been placed on the 60-day DL with a broken thumb.

Pitching Struggles

Conley has gone 2-3 in 6 starts, and has been a large disappointment in a year where the Marlins were desperate for good pitching.

Last night, Conley started against the Cardinals, lasting 3.2 innings. In that short amount of time, Conley allowed 7 runs on 6 hits. This performance comes a couple days after his 1.2 inning outing, with 9 earned runs, and 5 hits against the Pirates.

After starting the season strongly, it has been over a month since Conley notched a victory.

Filling the Gap

The Marlins now now missing 3 starters in their rotation as Edinson Volquez and Wei-Yin Chen are on the 10-day DL. Jose Urena is the likeliest option to take Conley’s place in the starting rotation despite having only 1 start this season, a 7-0 victory over the Mets. In that game, Urena pitched 6 innings, and only allowed 1 hit

The Marlins sending Conley down is necessary. Awful outings have regularly put the club in huge holes which they’ve been unable to dig out of. Urena proved against the Mets that he will be able to replace Conley.

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Conley will have to prove himself in AAA before he is recalled. Don’t expect to see Coley back in Miami until at least after the All-Star break. With Urena filling his spot. I’m confident the Miami Marlins have found the missing piece on the mound.