MLB: Marlins send LHP Jesus Luzardo (back) to 15-day IL

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The Miami Marlins placed left-hander Jesus Luzardo on the 15-day injured list Saturday due to a lumbar stress reaction.

The move was retroactive to Wednesday.

Luzardo, 26, was scheduled to pitch Saturday against the Seattle Mariners, but the Marlins announced Friday that he’d be scratched due to a back issue. They recalled right-hander Shaun Anderson from Triple-A Jacksonville to take Luzardo’s place in the rotation.

Manager Skip Schumaker told reporters Friday that the issue has been hampering Luzardo for the past few weeks but that he tried to pitch through it.

“You don’t want to overdo another side of the body or another part of the body because you’re trying not to hurt whatever is being hurt or is hurting,” Schumaker said. “You definitely don’t want to push through something, especially the back, because it could lead to other things. So we’ll see what the results say and what the doctors say, but it’s definitely not something that you push through.”

Luzardo was on the IL earlier this season with a left-elbow ailment. On the season, he’s 3-6 with an ERA of 5.00 in 12 appearances (all starts). In his career, he’s made 105 appearances (89 starts) and has a 26-34 record with a 4.29 ERA with the Oakland Athletics (2019-21) and Marlins.

Anderson, 29, started the season with the Texas Rangers but was traded to the Marlins for cash on May 30. He has made one start for the Marlins, taking the 8-1 loss to the Washington Nationals on June 14 after giving up seven runs (four earned) on nine hits in two innings.

–Field Level Media

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