Sitting with a 33-44 record while being 9.0 games back of the NL East lead, the Miami Marlins would like to forget about the first half of the 2021 MLB season. One of the big factors behind their shortcomings is that they've had to deal with a lot of injuries throughout the campaign. Now, rookie right-handed pitcher Cody Poteet is the latest Marlin to find himself out of the lineup.
The Marlins received some bad news on Monday as they placed Poteet on the 10-day injured list with a sprained right knee. The transaction is retroactive to June 25, which is when the 26-year-old righty last started for Miami.
Cody Poteet Injury Update
Poteet's injury update is even more concerning when you realize that this will be his second time landing on the injured list this month. He was placed on the 10-day IL earlier in June with a sprained MCL, so it's not out of the realm of possibility that this new injury is a re-aggravation of the old one.
The Marlins have reinstated RHP Nick Neidert from the 10-day IL to take Poteet's spot in the lineup. Neidert has started in four games for Miami this season, pitching to an 0-1 record with a 5.63 ERA. He's also given up 3 home runs and 13 walks during the span.
Poteet started his rookie season by pitching to a 2-1 record with a 2.95 ERA through four starts in May. However, a string of underwhelming June performance has caused his stats to drop off a bit. Poteet now sits with a 2-3 record and 4.99 ERA. While he's struck out 32 batters through 30.2 IP, he's also allowed 2.1 home runs per 9 IP. However, as mentioned, he's just a rookie, so there's a lot of time to lower those numbers as his career continues.
While Poteet works towards his eventual turn, the rest of the 2021 MLB season looks bleak for the Marlins. Their +14000 odds to win the World Series rank T-23rd across the league, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
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