DENVER, CO - AUGUST 16: Relief pitcher Leo Nunez #46 of the Florida Marlins looks on after giving up a two run homerun to Jason Giambi #23 of the Colorado Rockies in the ninth inning at Coors Field on August 16, 2011 in Denver, Colorado. Nunez earned a save as the Marlins defeated the Rockies 6-5. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
The Miami Marlins have activated Juan Carlos Oviedo from the restricted list and have placed the right-hander on the 15-day disabled list with a right elbow strain, reports Joe Frisaro of MLB.com:
#Marlins activate JC Oviedo from restricted list, placed on DL w/ right elbow strain— Joe Frisaro (@JoeFrisaro) July 23, 2012
While Oviedo’s eight-week suspension for falsifying his identity is up, the right-hander suffered an injury during his time in the minors and isn’t expected to pitch again this season. The injury is a sprained ulnar collateral ligament, and while this is usually a precursor to Tommy John surgery, it’s not yet known if Oviedo will require the procedure.
Prior to sustaining his injury, Oviedo logged three minor league innings this season, surrendering a run on two hits and a walk. Last season, Oviedo, under the name of Leo Nunez, appeared in 68 games for the Marlins, logging an ERA and WHIP of 4.06 and 1.212 while compiling 36 saves.