Andrew Miller Optioned to AAA

Andrew Miller was optioned to AAA New Orleans Friday to give him a chance to keep working out his seemingly endless kinks. It's not really a surprise that Miller won't be opening the season in the rotation, but with him goes any chance of having a lefty in the rotation to start the season.

When the Marlins got left-hander Andrew Miller in the big trade that sent Miguel Cabrera and Dontrelle Willis to the Tigers, they knew he wasn't a finished product.

Two years later, they're still waiting for the former first-round draft pick to blossom into a rotation fixture.

The Marlins are poised to open the season with an all-righty rotation after Miller was optioned Friday to Class AAA New Orleans. The move puts Clay Hensley, who's scheduled to start Saturday, in line to win the final spot.

As of now it appears the Marlins will go with the rotation of Johnson, Nolasco, Sanchez, Volstad and quite possibly Hensley when the season begins. An all-righty rotation isn't the end of the world (especially not if starting Miller is the alternative), but you can't help but think that facing the Phillies may prove to be interesting.

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