As expected, Sean West is being recalled from Double-A Jacksonville. The 23-year-old, who was optioned on July 11, will be making his 11th start at the big league level. The 6-foot-8 lefty is 3-4 with a 4.91 ERA with the Marlins.
To make room on the roster, reliever Luis Ayala was optioned to Triple-A New Orleans. Ayala has appeared in nine games with the Marlins, and in 7 1/3 innings, he has yielded seven runs on eight hits.
It will be interesting to see if West has further developed his breaking pitches. The kid has talent, no doubt about that, it is just a matter of seasoning.
Ayala won't be missed by Marlins fans. By the opponents - sure. But not by Marlins fans.