The Marlins placed Burke Badenhop on the 15 day DL with a “neck strain” or officially a strain of the right trapezius muscle. Might have something to do with giving up 6 runs yesterday, maybe watching all those hits go on by? Just kidding – we love the Hopper and need him back asap.
In order to counter the injury, the Marlins recalled Tim Wood from AAA New Orleans. Rated the 17th best prospect in the Marlins organization by Baseball America, Wood saw action earlier in the season with the big Fish – only pitching 7.2 innings over 4 games. A start should be in his immediate future as the Marlins scramble to make sense of their rotation.