Koehler was placed on the 10-day disabled list Thursday with right shoulder bursitis, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports. While Koehler was originally optioned to Triple-A New Orleans earlier in the week, that transaction was voided and he'll remain with the big club for the time being as he works his way back from a shoulder ailment. Given he's struggled to a 7.04 ERA and 1.64 WHIP across 38.1 innings (eight starts) with the Marlins this season, he could ultimately end up with New Orleans once healthy.
Koehler was optioned to Triple-A New Orleans on Tuesday. Koehler entered Tuesday's game against the Astros with a 5.60 ERA and exited with a 7.04 ERA. The right-handed hurler allowed eight runs on seven hits and four walks over three disastrous innings. The 30-year-old had already been treading on thin ice in the Marlins' rotation and Tuesday's performance was apparently enough to earn him a demotion to the minor leagues. He'll look to straighten things out in New Orleans with his sights set on rejoining the big-league club for the stretch run of summer. It's currently unclear as to who will fill his void in the rotation for the time being.
Koehler allowed four runs on five hits and two walks while striking out five batters over 5.1 innings during Wednesday's loss to St. Louis. He did not factor into the decision. The righty has allowed at least three runs in each of his past six starts, so Wednesday's outing was just more of the same from Koehler. However, it's worth noting that he didn't allow a home run for the first time all season, and the long ball has been a problem with Koehler's 2.29 HR/9 ranking as the third-worst mark in the league among qualified starters. A start against the Astros is up next for Koehler.
Koehler (1-1) gave up three runs on four hits and two walks while striking out three over five innings and came away with a no-decision in Friday's loss to the Mets. He seemed on track for his second win of the season after exiting the game with a 7-3 lead, but Brad Ziegler and the Marlins' bullpen imploded in the seventh inning. Koehler has now allowed at least three runs in five straight starts, saddling him with a 5.40 ERA and 1,50 WHIP, but his spot in the rotation doesn't seem to be in jeopardy given Miami's lack of other options. The 30-year-old righty will next take the mound Wednesday at home against the Cardinals.
Koehler allowed three runs on six hits and a walk across four innings Sunday in a no-decision against the Pirates. He struck out three. Koehler surrendered all three runs on his ledger in the first inning thanks to four hits, including a two-run homer by Josh Bell. He settled down and allowed just three men to reach base over his next three innings but was removed with a relatively high pitch count after four. Koehler has only allowed more than three runs once this season, but his inability to go deep into games has resulted in a 5.40 ERA. He will look to cut down on that figure Friday against the Mets.
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