NEW YORK -- Carlos Marmol is cleared and ready to return to the Marlins' bullpen. But chances are the right-hander will still get another game or two of rest before he sees game action.
"He threw a little bullpen [session], it looks like he is going to be fine," manager Mike Redmond said.
Marmol exited Wednesday's game at Atlanta in the seventh inning due to tightness in his right hamstring. The discomfort occurred as he pushed off the rubber with his right leg. Miami was off on Thursday, allowing Marmol another day of rest.
With chilly temperatures in store for the weekend at New York, it is doubtful Marmol will pitch either Friday or Saturday night.
The series finale is a day game on Sunday, and Miami is off on Monday before facing the Braves at Marlins Park on Tuesday. So there is no need to risk pushing him back into action.
"Obviously, we have a bunch of guys who are fresh," Redmond said.
Marmol said he sustained a similar ailment a few years ago when he was in Chicago.
"It's happened before," Marmol said. "It's just when I push off."
The veteran Marmol is a big part of the back end of the Marlins' bullpen.