Mike Rabelo will be joining the team in Houston for the series against the Astros.
The Florida Marlins activated catcher Mike Rabelo from the 15-day disabled list Thursday night after their 4-3 victory over the Washington Nationals.
Rabelo went on the disabled list with a sprained left knee before the regular season began. He will join the Marlins in Houston on Friday, when they open a three-game series.
Rabelo has been on a rehab assignment at Class A Jupiter.
To make room on the roster for Rabelo, the Marlins optioned catcher Paul Hoover to Triple-A Albuquerque. Hoover hit 3-for-7 (.429) with Florida.
That's right the Marlins are bringing up a catcher who hit .200/.250/.267 in class A during rehab and sending down one who was batting .429 in the majors. </snark>
I'm happy that Rabelo is feeling better and it is good to have him joining the club. I just hope, by now, the Marlins have forgotten about him being the major catcher in splitting time with Treanor. Rabelo only has logged 52 games in the majors up until this point. Treanor should get the majority of the playing time behind the plate in my opinion.
To put it another way: if the club decides to split the duties of catching, which they probably will, Treanor should catch three of the starters (with one definitely being Olsen) and Rabelo the other two.