There's some bad news about the Miami Marlins coming from Craig Mish of the Miami Herald. The Fish had to make bullpen upgrades this of-season, and made some win-now trades to do so. Unfortunately there's already injury issues affecting not one but THREE relief pitchers. What's going on? The injuries are luckily not supposed to be serious, but it doesn't change the fact that they're still injuries and could always unfortunately get worse. Let's take a look at the relief pitchers and what's happening with them...
Three Miami Marlins relief pitchers are already injured!
Let's start with Tommy Nance. Nance has some discomfort in his right shoulder, which is a concern to say the least as it could be a sign of something serious. Nance is a righty who debuted in 2021 as a 30 year old with the Chicago Cubs. He produced a terrible 7.22 ERA/5.02 FIP with 9.4 K/9 and 4.1 BB/9 in 27 games and 28.2 innings pitched. He pitched in 2022 for The Fish, and delivered a 4.33 ERA/3.71 FIP with 11.7 K/9 and 4.3 BB/9. He's not an integral part of the bullpen, so losing him won't hurt the team much, but obviously I hope that he isn't seriously injured.
New acquisition A.J. Puk is injured as well. Puk is dealing tightness in his left leg's adductor muscle. This doesn't sound too serious, which is good news. Puk debuted in 2019 with the Oakland Athletics and delivered a 3.18 ERA/3.39 FIP with 10.3 K/9 and 4.0 BB/9 in 10 games and 11.1 innings pitched. He missed the entire shortened 2020 season, but was back in 2021 with a 6.08 ERA/3.32 FIP with 10.8 K/9 and 4.1 BB/9 in 12 games and 13.1 innings pitched. In 2022 he produced a 3.12 ERA/3.68 FIP with 10.3 K/9 and 3.1 BB/9 in 62 games and 66.1 innings pitched. He will hopefully be fine by the time the season starts.
Tanner Scott has slight discomfort in his left thigh. He pitched in 2017-2021 with the Baltimore Orioles and produced a 4.73 ERA/4.0 FIP with 12.0 K/9 and 5.5 BB/9 in 170 games and 156.0 innings pitched. Last season with the Miami Marlins he delivered a 4.31 ERA/3.67 FIP with 12.9 K/9 and 6.6 BB/9 in 67 games and 62.2 innings pitched.
Let's hope that these relief pitchers recover well and soon.