MILWAUKEE – The Chicago Cubs today placed right-handed pitcher Carlos Marmol on the 15-day disabled list with a right hamstring strain. In a corresponding move, right-handed pitcher Casey Coleman has been recalled from Triple-A Iowa.
Coleman, who will wear uniform number 27, has gone 2-3 with a 3.48 ERA (13 ER/33.2 IP) in seven games (six starts) for Iowa this season. He has walked 16 and struck out 30 while limiting opponents to a .205 batting average (25-for-122), including a .189 mark (10-for-53) by right-handed hitters. Coleman has allowed two or fewer earned runs in each of his last five starts, including his most recent outing, May 7 vs. New Orleans in which he tossed 7.0 shutout innings.
The 24-year-old Coleman is 7-11 with a 5.48 ERA (86 ER/141.1 IP) in 31 major league games (25 starts) for Chicago since making his debut in 2010. In four stints with the Cubs last season, he was 3-9 with a 6.40 ERA (60 ER/84.1 IP) in 19 games (17 starts).
Coleman was selected by Chicago in the 15th round of the 2008 Draft, and has gone 35-21 with a 3.69 ERA (176 ER/429.0 IP) in 79 career minor league games, all but four as a starter.
Coleman’s father, Joe, played professionally from 1965-79, boasting a trip to the All-Star Game in 1972 with the Tigers. His grandfather, Joe, had a 10-year major league career (1942-55) including an All-Star season in 1948 with the Philadelphia Athletics. The Colemans are the only family featuring three generations of pitchers in major league history.
Marmol, 29, is 0-1 with two saves and a 6.35 ERA (8 ER/11.1 IP) in 15 relief appearances for the Cubs this season.