Upon consulting Dr. James Andrews for a second opinion, it was recommended that righty Drew Steckenrider have his right elbow scoped, a procedure that was performed Friday. The Marlins announced prior to Friday’s game that Steckenrider will miss the remainder of the season.
“We were hopeful we [wouldn’t] get to that,” said Marlins manager Don Mattingly. “Obviously he was coming back throwing, throwing pens, he threw in a game, and the soreness came back. So then we got the second opinion and did a little cleanup in there.”
In his third Major League season, Steckenrider appeared in 15 games in relief for Miami (0-2, 6.28 ERA) before being placed first on the 10-day injured list May 8 and then transferred to the 60-day IL on May 11 for a flexor strain in his right forearm.
The bright side, if there is one, is that it wasn’t any more serious than that.