Now Commenting On:

Slowey on target for Tuesday start

Slowey on target for Tuesday start play video for Slowey on target for Tuesday start

CHICAGO -- Marlins right-hander Kevin Slowey threw a bullpen session before Saturday's game in Chicago and said he felt no pain in the lat muscle that tightened up on him during his start on Wednesday.

Manager Mike Redmond said Slowey is on target for his next start on Tuesday, which will be in his regular spot in the rotation and provide six days of rest because of Miami's recent off-day on Thursday.

"You want to be healthy as often as you can, and sometimes you can't control it," Slowey said. "But it doesn't mean you don't worry about it. You're like, 'I'd really like this to be minor,' and luckily it was."

Luckily for Slowey, this was an injury the Marlins training staff felt it could control. During his start on Wednesday, Slowey ventured to the back of the dugout for some extra stretching when Miami's three trainers noticed his lat muscle was cramping. As a precautionary measure, the trainers decided to cut Slowey's outing short and closely monitor the situation.

Slowey has battled injuries throughout his career. He spent a considerable amount of the 2012 season on the Minor League disabled list with a broken rib.

"I was very thankful for how they handled it, especially after my history of the last couple years," Slowey said. "Our training staff felt that it's something I could work through. I have no worries at all."

Ethan Asofsky is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Boys and Girls Club of America

©2014 MLBAM, LP. All rights reserved.

The following are trademarks or service marks of Major League Baseball entities and may be used only with permission of Major League Baseball Properties, Inc. or the relevant Major League Baseball entity: Major League, Major League Baseball, MLB, the silhouetted batter logo, World Series, National League, American League, Division Series, League Championship Series, All-Star Game, and the names, nicknames, logos, uniform designs, color combinations, and slogans designating the Major League Baseball clubs and entities, and their respective mascots, events and exhibitions. Use of the Website signifies your agreement to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy (updated May 24, 2013).

View MLB.com in English | En Español