The bullpen is so shot that not only was Volstad optioned to Triple A, but so was infielder Gaby Sanchez. The Marlins plan to call up a couple of pitchers, one of which is expected to be reliever Luis Ayala.
The other is expected to be Tim Wood.
I must admit neither player excites me, though Wood has at least shown some signs he can still pitch at the major league level, but of course, that was earlier in the year. Now don't get me wrong, Ayala has had some good years in his past and maybe he can regain the magic of old. But I wouldn't count on it.
The Marlins haven't announced who is going to be added to the roster, at the time this is being written, so I will leave it alone until they do.
Whomever is called up to fill out the roster slots will get a chance to show their wares, since the last two starters only combined to go 5.1 innings which has resulted in the bullpen being overtaxed. And it has shown.
The September call ups can't happen soon enough.