Cosart (oblique) has been officially recalled for Monday's start against the Ph illies. Cosart will replace Wei-Yin Chen (elbow) on the team's 25-man roster following the southpaw's placement on the disabled list. He's been on the mend himself recently, dealing with an oblique injury that's kept him on the disabled list recently, but he appears healthy. Even so, the 26-year-old allowed 14 runs (13 earned0 over 14.2 innings in three major league starts this season, so his promotion likely won't tip the scales in most fantasy leagues.
Cosart (oblique) will be called up to start Monday for the Marlins, Jon Heyman of MLB.com reports. The Marlins scratched Wei-Yin Chen from Monday's game, creating a need for Cosart, who has made four starts while out on a rehab assignment. He's allowed 13 runs (10 earned) on 22 hits and six walks in 19.2 innings while on his rehab.
Cosart is expected to throw off a mound Monday as he works his way back from an oblique injury that forced him to the minor league disabled list, MLB.com reports. The right-hander lasted just 3.2 innings in his last start with Triple-A New Orleans back on June 3. He has put together a decent 3.92 ERA in the minors since being sent down in late April, but he's also compiled a sub-par 1.62 WHIP to go along with a 26:20 K:BB ratio over 39 innings pitched. Cosart had been pitching better before going down with the injury, allowing five earned runs in his last 20.2 innings pitched, but he's still got some work to do before earning another shot in the majors.
Cosart has registered a 3.14 ERA with 10 strikeouts in 14.1 innings pitched since being demoted to Triple-A. The club is looking for more consistency and more efficiency out of Cosart who struggled in three starts for the big club in early April, regularly running up his pitch count early in games. The Marlins will be in need of an extra arm this week thanks to a Saturday double-header, but it's unclear if Cosart will step in to take that spot. Regardless, If he continues to pitch well in the minors, Cosart will get another shot with the Marlins over the summer.
The Marlins optioned Cosart to Triple-A New Orleans Tuesday. Cosart opened the season as the Marlins' fifth starter, but his propensity for racking up high pitch counts in short periods of time cost him his spot on the roster for now. His 7.98 ERA, 2.11 WHIP, and 8:15 K:BB ratio over three starts didn't help either. He figures to return to the big club at some point this season, but he will have some things to iron out in the meantime.