Marlins recall Scott McGough, claim first baseman Tommy Medica from Padres

MIAMI -- The Miami Marlins recalled right-hander Scott McGough and claimed first baseman/left fielder Tommy Medica off waivers from San Diego prior to Tuesday's game against the Milwaukee Brewers.

After a rough major-league debut Aug. 20, when he allowed three runs on five hits over 2/3 inning, McGough tossed consecutive scoreless outings spanning three frames before being sent down to the Zephyrs.

The 25-year-old righty was acquired from the Los Angeles Dodgers in the Nathan Eovaldi-Hanley Ramirez deal in 2012. He underwent Tommy John surgery and missed the 2014 season. In 2015 between Single-A Jupiter, Double-A Jacksonville and Triple-A New Orleans, McGough posted an 0-1 record and 2.41 ERA in 27 appearances.

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With the minor-league season over, Medica will not report. The 27-year-old has a. 246 average with 13 doubles, two triples, 12 homers and 37 RBI in 121 big-leagues games from 2013-14. In 424 minor-league contests, he has hit .282 with 115 doubles, 12 triples, 57 dingers and 262 RBI in parts of six seasons.

Miami also transferred Opening Day starter Henderson Alvarez to the 60-day disabled list. He underwent shoulder surgery in late July. The 25-year-old made just four starts this season.

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