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Marlins’ trade deadline acquisition Jarred Cosart scratched from scheduled Thursday start

Aug 6, 2014, 6:31 PM EDT

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Jarred Cosart‘s tenure with the Marlins is not off to an especially strong start. He surrendered four runs over just 5 1/3 innings in his debut last Friday night against the Reds, and now the 24-year-old right-hander — who was acquired from the Astros at the July 31 trade deadline — is dealing with an injury.

MLB.com’s Joe Frisaro reports that Cosart has been scratched from his scheduled start Thursday against the Pirates because of soreness in his left oblique. Brian Flynn, a 24-year-old left-hander with an 8.14 career major league ERA, will get the nod instead.

The hope is that Cosart will be able to return to action Tuesday versus the Cardinals.

He had a strong 3.57 ERA in 176 1/3 total innings with Houston and the Marlins are hoping he can help them make a run at one of the National League Wild Card spots. They’re currently 5 1/2 games back.

  1. Old Gator - Aug 6, 2014 at 6:48 PM

    Sorry about the injury, but this guy was not going to help them “make a run at a wild card spot” with or without the oblique twique. He was a product of the onus to do something – anything, really – under which the Feesh front orifice placed itself with its posturing about looking for some of the high priced trade bait that other teams, who were willing to pay those pitchers what they’re earning, managed to score for themselves before the deadline. As they approached the 31st of July and it became clearer and clearer that their pretenses of looking to make a dent in the race were baloney, the front orifice began scattering buzzwords like “young” and “controllable,” using weasel phrases like “build around” or “moving forward.” This is what they got. Raise your hand if they had you fooled. Come on now. You know who you are.

  2. kappy32 - Aug 7, 2014 at 4:17 AM

    They would’ve been better off getting him in the winter. The haul in terms of prospects would have been less, by far. They gave up a lot for him & at 5.5 back, he’s not making a difference. Another great move by Loria’s per Sampson.

    • Old Gator - Aug 7, 2014 at 8:43 AM

      I don’t think Samson has much input on this stuff – he’s the pencil pusher, not the baseball guy. Don’t forget that his money comes from a newspaper distribution network. Aside from that, Scrooge seems to have slapped a muzzle on him since he got himself in so much trouble last year ragging on the idiots of the Macondo county and city commissions for how they let him screw the community for the ballpark money. He’s been very quiet – the only thing, really, to have dribbled from his mouth this season was a warning to attendees not to use the lone expressway adjacent to Macondo Banana Massacre Field because of the ongoing road construction. There have also been rumors of intrafamily tension (Samson is Scrooge’s former stepson). As Phillip Larkin famously wrote, “They f**k you up, your mum and (step)dad….” And when the stepdad is Scrooge McLoria, you can only imagine how much they f**k you up.

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