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No rest for Marlins relievers since Fernandez's injury

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MIAMI -- The last four days have wreaked havoc on the Marlins' bullpen. Thanks to three extra-inning games and back-to-back starts that lasted fewer than five innings, relievers have worked 23 1/3 innings.

"As you guys know, we've played a couple extra-inning games," manager Mike Redmond joked before the second game of the series against the Cubs on Tuesday. "So we definitely have some guys down there that we'd like to stay away from that have pitched a lot."

Some of the pitchers Redmond hopes to stay away from in Anthony DeSclafani's return to the big leagues on Tuesday were A.J. Ramos, Bryan Morris and Chris Hatcher, who have combined to throw 11 2/3 innings in recent days.

In the last 30 days, the bullpen has thrown 88 innings, while Marlins starters have thrown just 147, the third-fewest innings tossed in the Majors.

The pressure on the bullpen seemed to increase as soon as Jose Fernandez's season ended due to Tommy John surgery.

Since the ace's last start (May 9), the Marlins' bullpen has logged 116 2/3 innings. That's the fourth-highest amount of innings among any big league team. Only Cleveland (131 1/3), the New York Mets (130) and Baltimore (117 2/3) have thrown more in that span.

Maria Torres is an associate reporter for MLB.com. 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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