The Marlins announced on Monday that third baseman Martin Prado has been placed on the 10-day disabled list with a strained right hamstring. Shortstop J.T. Riddle has been recalled from Triple-A New Orleans.
Prado, 33, started the season with a hamstring injury and reaggravated it in the seventh inning on Sunday against the Mets. Through 73 plate appearances, he was hitting .290/.315/.406 with a pair of homers and six RBI.
This will be Riddle’s second stint in the majors thus far. The 25-year-old struggled in 17 plate appearances last month, hitting .143 with a homer and three RBI.
On Sunday, the Marlins signed utilityman Mike Aviles to a minor league contract, adding to their now-thin infield depth.
Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen gave up three runs in the top of the ninth inning during Sunday’s game against the Braves, blowing his first save since August 26 last season. He had converted 34 consecutive saves.
Jansen yielded back-to-back singles to lead off the ninth inning, staked to a 4-1 lead. After getting two outs, Matt Adams hit a three-run home run down the right field line to knot the game at four apiece.
After Sunday’s lackluster performance, Jansen is now 24-for-25 in save chances this season with a 1.49 ERA and a 62/2 K/BB ratio in 42 1/3 innings.
Orioles closer Zach Britton finished Sunday’s 9-7 victory over the Astros with a scoreless ninth inning, earning his sixth save of the season. He has now earned the save in 55 consecutive opportunities dating back to September 2015, setting a new American League record. Tom Gordon previously held the record with 54 consecutive saves. Eric Gagne holds the major league record at 84.
Britton’s last blown save came on September 20, 2015, then converted two more saves before the end of the regular season. He went 47-for-47 in save chances last season and is six-for-six so far this year.
Along with his six saves, Britton has a 2.65 ERA and a 13/8 K/BB ratio in 17 innings this season. The lefty came off the disabled list earlier this month after missing two months with a strained left forearm.