It wasn’t Jarred Cosart’s right hamstring that landed him on the 15-day disabled list. It was a case of vertigo stemming from an inner ear infection that put him there.
“Kind of scary,” Cosart said.
Cosart said he was diagnosed with a sinus infection about a month ago. That turned into an ear infection.
Along the way, Cosart came out of his start in Los Angeles with a hamstring injury. A follow-up MRI didn’t reveal any type of serious injury.
But it was the infection that became the real issue.
“I just felt really off-balance,” he said.
“So I decided to say something about it and obviously they found that. I’ll have two days of no activity. Then, hopefully, I’ll feel better and start throwing again.”
When players were informed of Mike Redmond’s firing on Sunday, the two who reacted most visibly were reliever Steve Cishek and reserve outfielder Ichiro Suzuki, according to sources who were inside the clubhouse at the time.
Cishek, perhaps feeling at least partial responsibility for the decision due to his failings in the closer’s role (four blown saves), stood up from his chair and left the room.
J.T. Realmuto got the ball he hit for his first major league home run in Monday’s loss. It was presented to him in a glass case from Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria following Monday’s game.
Realmuto’s two-run shot tied the score.
“It stinks that it happened in a loss,” Realmuto said. “But at the time it was great."
The Marlins recalled right-handed reliever Carter Capps from Triple A New Orleans to fill Cosart's roster spot.
Manager Dan Jennings said Capps’ unusual delivery, which prompted illegal pitches being called on him in the minors, has been fixed.
“He had the little technical issue with illegal pitches,” Jennings said. “He worked very quickly to correct that.”
▪ Wednesday: Marlins RHP David Phelps (2-0, 2.68) vs. Arizona Diamondbacks RHP Chase Anderson (0-1, 2.81), 7:10 p.m., Marlins Park.
▪ Thursday: Marlins RHP Mat Latos (1-4, 5.54) vs. Arizona Diamondbacks RHP Archie Bradley (2-1, 3.27), 12:10 p.m., Marlins Park.