The Miami Marlins acquired closer Fernando Rodney from San Diego to bolster their bullpen for the NL wild-card chase.

Manager Don Mattingly has yet to express a lack of faith in A.J. Ramos, who has converted 33 saves opportunities since last season, so Rodney likely will serve as a setup man. Mattingly was expected to discuss the deal Thursday.

Miami traded minor league pitcher Chris Paddack to the Padres. The Marlins are one-half game ahead of two teams in the wild-card race.

Rodney, 39, will join his seventh team and sixth since 2011. He has 17 saves with 0.31 ERA in 28 games this year.

The Marlins said Rodney was not expected to arrive for the first of four games against the Atlanta Braves.

Kershaw goes to DL

The Los Angeles Dodgers say ace Clayton Kershaw received an epidural injection for his sore lower back and will be placed on the 15-day disabled list.

Manager Dave Roberts said before Thursday’s game in Milwaukee that Kershaw received the epidural Wednesday and the team should know in a few days how he responded to it.

Roberts did not know how long Kershaw is expected to be out or who would take his scheduled start on Friday at home against Colorado.

The three-time NL Cy Young winner is 11-2 with a 1.79 ERA this season.

Seattle recalls Zunino

The Seattle Mariners recalled former first-round pick Mike Zunino from Triple-A Tacoma after backup catcher Steve Clevenger broke a bone in his hand.

Seattle made the roster moves on Thursday before opening a four-game series against Baltimore. Zunino and relief pitcher Tom Wilhelmsen were recalled, while Clevenger was placed on the 15-day disabled list and reliever Donn Roach was optioned to Tacoma.

The Mariners were hoping to keep Zunino in the minors for most of the season in the hopes the former No. 3 overall pick could rebuild his approach at the plate, but the injury to Clevenger forced the change. Zunino has been outstanding at Triple-A this season, hitting .282 with 15 home runs and 51 RBI in 69 games.

Mets’ Granderson out

Curtis Granderson is out of the New York Mets’ lineup again because of an injured right calf.

General manager Sandy Alderson says Granderson had an MRI that showed a mild strain.

The right fielder is unavailable off the bench Thursday night against the Chicago Cubs and is expected to miss at least a couple of games.

Brandon Nimmo, recently promoted from the minors, played right field and batted leadoff in Granderson’s place as the banged-up Mets opened a four-game series against the major league-best Cubs.

Granderson has a .323 on-base percentage with 13 home runs and 22 RBI.