The Marlins placed reliever Edward Mujica on the disabled list Saturday and will call up a replacement Sunday.
The veteran right-hander has a fractured right pinky toe and said he expects to be out until after the All-Star break. Mujica, who is wearing a protective boot on his foot, was injured Friday when he was struck by a line drive off the bat of the Phillies’ Placido Polanco in the seventh inning.
“That one was very quick. I didn’t even have a chance to move my feet or get out of the way,” Mujica said. “That was like bang-bang, boom-boom.”
Mujica said he remained in the game and finished the seventh inning after being hit because his foot felt numb. But as soon as he got back into the Marlins’ dugout the pain began. “One out of 10, I’d say it was a nine,” Mujica said of the pain.
Manager Ozzie Guillen said the Marlins considered giving Mujica a few days off before seeing if he could return.
“But, realistically, when you got a broken bone, you don’t know,” Guillen said. “If we wait four days, send him back to the mound and he can’t pitch, then he’s going to lose four days, six days from going on the DL. … I think the best thing we can do is just put him on the DL.”
• With Justin Ruggiano playing so well, Guillen was asked if there will still be a spot for him in the Marlins’ lineup once Emilio Bonifacio returns from the disabled list.
“Oh yeah. I’ve never seen any manager bench anyone when they’re playing good,” Guillen said. “… Ruggiano, the way he’s playing right now, I will find him playing time — believe me. How we’re going to do it? That’s easy. They do it for me. He’s definitely going to have playing time. I’m not going to say he’s going to platoon. It’s not that way. But I will find him at-bats, some at-bats.”
Dan Jennings, who has spent most of his working life scouring ballparks large and small in search of baseball talent, was inducted Friday into the Professional Baseball Scouts Hall of Fame in Fort Myers.
Jennings, the Marlins’ assistant general manager and vice president of player personnel, was enshrined during ceremonies at Hammond Stadium.
Jennings, who began his scouting career with the Cincinnati Reds in 1986, signed and developed more than 45 players — including Josh Hamilton, Carl Crawford and James Shields — when he served as director of scouting for the Tampa Bay Rays for seven seasons. Jennings is in his 10th season with the Marlins.
Three other scouts are being inducted in the scouting Hall of Fame in ceremonies this summer. They are Bill Lajoie (Detroit Tigers), Chris Pitarro (Oakland Athletics) and Al Avila (Tigers).
• Sunday: Marlins RHP Ricky Nolasco (6-6, 4.78 ERA) vs. Philadelphia Phillies RHP Joe Blanton (7-6, 4.87), 1:10 p.m., Marlins Park.
Monday: Marlins RHP Carlos Zambrano (4-6, 3.71) at Milwaukee Brewers RHP Zack Greinke (9-2, 2.82), 8:10 p.m., Miller Park.
• Scouting report: Nolasco is 7-3 with a 3.12 ERA in his career against the Phillies. Blanton is 7-3 with a 3.49 ERA in his career against the Marlins.