MIAMI -- The Florida Marlins placed ace Josh Johnson on the 15-day disabled list Saturday with right shoulder inflammation and selected the contract of right-hander Jay Buente from Triple-A New Orleans.
Johnson has made nine starts for the Marlins this season, going 3-1 with a 1.64 earned run average. The move is retroactive to May 17, the day after he took a comebacker off his right forearm and worked only five innings in a start against the New York Mets.
The right-hander was scheduled to start Sunday's series finale against Tampa Bay, but now will be replaced by the 27-year-old Buente, who will make his first career major league start.
Buente posted a 3-0 record with a 1.94 ERA in 10 games (five starts) for New Orleans this year. He made eight relief appearances for the Marlins in 2010, compiling a 6.55 ERA.