The Marlins are expected to place closer A.J. Ramos on the 15-day disabled list with a jammed finger, Andy Slater of 940-AM WINZ reports. [Update: It’s a fractured finger, per Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald.]
Ramos, 29, has recorded the save in 32 of 34 opportunities for the Marlins this season while posting a 3.05 ERA and a 56/26 K/BB ratio in 44 1/3 innings.
Fernando Rodney was used in a save situation on Sunday and should be expected to fill in at closer while Ramos is out. The Marlins acquired Rodney from the Padres at the end of June. Slater also notes that the Marlins are expected to option reliever Hunter Cervenka, acquired from the Braves on Saturday, to Triple-A New Orleans.
CHICAGO — Chicago White Sox outfielder Eloy Jimenez has a sprained right foot, likely sidelining the slugger for a pivotal season-ending series against the crosstown Cubs.
The White Sox had dropped a season-high five in a row heading into the weekend set, falling out of first place in the AL Central. They are hoping to get back on track heading into their playoff appearance since 2008, but the health of Jimenez is a concern.
Jimenez, who is batting .296 with 14 homers and 41 RBIs, was injured sliding across home in the seventh inning of Chicago’s 5-4 loss at Cleveland on Thursday. Manager Rick Renteria said the 23-year-old left fielder will need “to be off his feet” for a few days.
“There’s inflammation in there and they want to calm it down” Renteria said. “We’ll know more in a few days.”
The White Sox trailed the first-place Twins by a game heading into the series with the Cubs. They are just one ahead of the third-place Indians. The AL postseason begins on Tuesday.