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Jarred Cosart returning to Marlins after bout of vertigo, but coming back as a reliever


MIAMI — The Miami Marlins plan to activate right-hander off the disabled list Thursday and send him to the bullpen.

Cosart has appeared in 47 major league games, all as a starter. He hasn't pitched since May 13 because of vertigo and is 1-3 with a 4.08 ERA this season.

will start for Miami against St. Louis on Thursday, followed by and on Friday and Saturday against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Cosart says he feels great after his bout with vertigo and that "I feel like I've earned my spot as a starting pitcher."

The Marlins rotation will likely get even more jammed next week when ace is expected to return more than a year after elbow surgery.

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