MIAMI -- The Miami Marlins recalled left-handers Adam Conley and Chris Reed from Triple-A New Orleans, while optioning catcher Tomas Telis to the Zephyrs prior to Saturday's game against the San Diego Padres.
Miami, who acquired Telis before the trade deadline from the Texas Rangers in the Sam Dyson deal, initially wanted to carry three backstops. A short outing by starter David Phelps, however, forced all but righty Bryan Morris to enter the 11-inning loss for an already short-handed bullpen.
Closer AJ Ramos threw 35 pitches before exiting after 1 1/3 innings, while righty Andre Rienzo needed 30 pitches to end the decisive 11th.
Conley will likely take Dan Haren's spot in the rotation after he was traded to the Chicago Cubs. The 25-year-old rookie had two stints with the ballclub earlier in the season. In his first and only major-league start on June 11 against the Cincinnati Reds, he allowed two runs on five hits with two strikeouts and two walks over five innings for the win.
After returning to the minors, Conley went 2-1 with a 2.52 ERA in four starts. In 25 innings, he gave up 16 hits, issued seven walks and struck out 26 batters. He had gone at least six innings in each outing and permitted two earned runs or less in all but one.
Reed, exchanged by the Dodgers for lefty Grant Dayton on July 15, has a 2-2 record and 5.27 ERA between Double-A Tulsa and Triple-A Oklahoma City (both of the Dodgers organization) as well as the Zephyrs in 2015. For New Orleans, he posted a 1.42 ERA in five outings, allowing a homer and two hits with 10 strikeouts and two walks over 6 1/3 frames.
The 25-year-old southpaw, taken 16th overall in the 2011 MLB Draft, was born in London and attended Stanford University. He has yet to make his big-league debut.