Marlins put Chen on DL with tired arm, recall Despaigne
NEW YORK (AP) The Miami Marlins have scratched Wei-Yin Chen from his scheduled start Saturday and placed the left-hander on the 10-day disabled list with a fatigued pitching arm.
The move is retroactive to May 2. Right-hander Odrisamer Despaigne was recalled Friday from Triple-A New Orleans and could start in Chen's place Saturday night against the New York Mets.
Chen is expected to miss only one turn. He allowed two runs over six innings with seven strikeouts Monday against Tampa Bay and is 2-1 with a 4.33 ERA in five starts this season.
Right-hander Jose Urena is scheduled to make his first start of the season Sunday in place of Edinson Volquez, on the DL with a blister on his right thumb. Urena has a 2.35 ERA in six relief appearances this year.
Despaigne missed much of spring training with a strained left oblique and began the season on the DL before getting optioned to Triple-A. He is 9-18 with a 4.89 ERA in 69 big league games, including 34 starts, for San Diego, Baltimore and Miami. He hasn't started in the big leagues since 2015 with the Padres.