The Florida Marlins will be without closer Armando Benitez for their upcoming series against Arizona and Friday's home game against Milwaukee and will use Guillermo Mota, just acquired from the Dodgers, as closer while Benitez is out.
The Marlins put Benitez on the 15-day disabled list Monday because of right elbow inflammation.
But the move is retroactive to July 23, making Benitez eligible to be activated for Saturday's game against Milwaukee.
Benitez has converted 33 of 36 save opportunities this season and is 2-1 with a 1.25 earned-run average. He has not pitched since earning his 33rd save July 22 against Philadelphia.
Before the trade deadline, the Marlins acquired Mota in a multi-player deal with the Dodgers to serve as the setup man for Benitez.
Infielder Mark Bellhorn was put on the disabled list by the Boston Red Sox, who added former Dodger outfielder Dave Roberts to the roster.