Marlins activate Mat Latos, recall Steve Cishek

1 Comment’s Joe Frisaro reports that the Marlins have activated starter Mat Latos from the 15-day disabled list and recalled reliever from Double-A Jacksonville. To make room on the roster, the Marlins optioned pitchers Kendry Flores and Andre Rienzo to Triple-A New Orleans.

Latos had been on the disabled list since May 22 due to inflammation in his left knee. He had struggled in nine starts prior to the injury, compiling a 6.12 ERA with a 36/16 K/BB ratio over 42 2/3 innings.

Cishek was demoted to Double-A due to prolonged struggles out of the Marlins’ bullpen, even after he was demoted from the closer’s role. The right-hander was only able to convert three of seven save chances with a 6.98 ERA and a 17/10 K/BB ratio in 19 1/3 innings.