Walking wounded report

It's time for a quick edition of the Walking Wounded Report - minus Matt Treanor who got his own story.

First up is Andrew Miller.

Andrew Miller said he is probably about two to three weeks from being healthy enough to pitch for the Marlins. But Miller, who is on the disabled list with tendinitis in his right knee, might not find his spot in the rotation waiting for him because of the return of Anibal Sanchez. Miller is scheduled to pitch in an extended spring training game Sunday.

Next up is Cameron Maybin.

Cameron Maybin returned to the lineup for Double A Carolina on Monday for the first time since July 3, when he went on the DL with a rib muscle injury. Maybin went 0 for 3 in his return and his now hitting .262. Once considered a possible midseason call-up, it now appears a September call-up would be Maybin's best chance of appearing with the Marlins this season.

I don't really look for either player to rejoin, or in the case of Maybin, join the club until September.

Assuming Anibal is anywhere close to his old form and Johnson and Volstad keep pitching the way they are going now, there will be no room at the Inn.  And Miller doesn't seem a likely candidate for bullpen work since in most of his starts he stunk in the first couple of innings.

But it could be different if he was coming out of the bullpen, you never know.  But I wouldn't count on it.

As for Maybin, he just isn't ready.  He will be one day, but that day isn't now.  If he does join the big club in September, he should see some playing time.  The only possibility he won't is that if the Marlins are fighting tooth and nail trying to get into the playoffs and Fredi doesn't want to mess with the lineup.

And that concludes today's Walking Wounded Report.

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