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Skipworth returns; Kearns to bereavement list

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PHILADELPHIA -- Kyle Skipworth is up for his second stint with the Marlins.

As expected, Miami placed outfielder Austin Kearns on the bereavement list Sunday for family-related reasons. By rule, he will miss between three and seven days.

Skipworth, already on the 40-man roster, was recalled from Triple-A New Orleans.

Skipworth offers catching depth, which is needed because Rob Brantly is getting some time to rest a cut right index finger. Brantly sliced his finger a few days ago, and he sat out a couple of games, but played on Friday.

Miguel Olivo started on Saturday night and Sunday afternoon.

Skipworth opened the season at New Orleans, but he was called up early in the season and made his big league debut on April 10. On April 16, he was optioned back to Triple-A.

The Marlins also are resting Donovan Solano, who tweaked his left oblique and was scratched from the lineup on Saturday night. Solano said he is still sore, but he was testing his side on Sunday. The Marlins are hopeful they can avoid a disabled list stint for Solano.

"I feel the same," Solano said on Sunday morning. "I feel a little bit of pain."

Solano was examined by a physician on Saturday, and the belief is the discomfort isn't serious. The Marlins are hopeful that Solano will miss just a couple of days. In case of an emergency, he could play the field on Sunday.

Joe Frisaro is a reporter for MLB.com. He writes a blog, called The Fish Pond. Follow him on Twitter Less

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