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Eovaldi has encouraging rehab start

Eovaldi has encouraging rehab start

CHICAGO -- Marlins starter Nathan Eovaldi flashed a glimpse of promise on Saturday night in his first rehab start since he was placed on the 60-day disabled list with right shoulder inflammation on March 24.

The right-hander threw five innings for Class A Jupiter, allowing one run and just four hits. He also topped out at 97 mph on the stadium radar gun.

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The plan was for Eovaldi to throw 60-70 pitches to ease him back into live games. He ended up throwing 64, while facing 18 hitters on the night. The 23-year-old was acquired from the Dodgers in exchange for Hanley Ramirez in July. He was 3-7 with a 4.43 ERA in 12 starts with the Marlins in 2012.

Ethan Asofsky is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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