Steckenrider gave up one hit and one walk while striking out three in 1.1 scoreless innings against the Phillies on Saturday en route to his first career save.
The 26-year-old has been quite good of the Marlins' bullpen in his first big-league season, posting a 2.63 ERA, 1.38 WHIP and 35:9 K:BB over 24 innings. However, this may prove to be a one-off appearance in the ninth. Brad Ziegler and Kyle Barraclough had both pitched the previous two days.
Steckenrider was recalled from Triple-A New Orleans on Wednesday, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports.
The Marlins needed reinforcements for their bullpen when Kyle Barraclough (shoulder) landed on the disabled list Wednesday. Steckenrider will head to the big leagues to take his spot on the active roster, but even though he possesses a 3.52 ERA along with his stellar showings in the minors, he likely won't log anywhere near the high-leverage innings that Barraclough did.
Steckenrider was optioned to Triple-A New Orleans on Tuesday, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports.
Steckenrider's demotion clears a spot on the active roster for Adam Conley, who was called up from Triple-A in a corresponding move in advance of his scheduled start Tuesday against the Phillies. The right-hander made five appearances out of the bullpen during his latest stint with the big club, giving up one run over 4.1 innings and striking out five.
Steckenrider worked a perfect top of the 10th inning Monday against the Phillies and was rewarded with his first major-league win when Dee Gordon hit a bases-loaded single in the bottom half of the frame.
He's been used sparingly since being called back up in early July, but Steckenrider now has a 2.08 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 5:2 K:BB in 4.1 innings during his most recent big-league stint. If the Marlins trade away the likes of A.J. Ramos and David Phelps at the deadline, the 26-year-old rookie could find himself in a more high-leverage role over the final weeks of the season.
Steckenrider was recalled from Triple-A New Orleans on Tuesday.
Steckenrider has already had two prior stints with the Marlins this season, allowing two earned runs across four appearances. Set to again provide bullpen help, the right-hander will take the roster spot of Jeff Locke, who was designated for assignment in a corresponding move.
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