ST. PETERSBURG -- An already rough Friday night for the Marlins got a little more painful in the eighth inning when rookie reliever Sandy Rosario suffered a strained right quad.
The injury is expected to land Rosario on the 15-day disabled list. Miami is planning on recalling right-hander Chris Hatcher from Triple-A New Orleans on Saturday.
Rosario was facing Tampa Bay's Drew Sutton in the eighth inning when he experienced discomfort. Catcher John Buck went to the mound, while manager Ozzie Guillen and the training staff went to the mound.
Rosario stayed in for one more pitch, a ball that was way off the mark. Immediately, the rookie was replaced by Ryan Webb.
In four games with the Marlins, Rosario has allowed six runs in three innings.
"They say his knee got locked," Guillen said. "He tried to get out of the inning, but the next pitch he couldn't make it."
Hatcher will be called up for the second time this season. Initially, he was promoted on May 5, but he didn't see game action.
At New Orleans, the right-hander has appeared in 23 games, and he has a 1.23 ERA.