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Paul Hoover gets the call

As you all know by now, Paul Hoover was recalled from the Isotopes to the join the 25-man roster.  However, he may not be up for long .

The Marlins recalled catcher Paul Hoover from Triple-A Albuquerque on Wednesday, a day after optioning left-hander Taylor Tankersley to the Isotopes


"I'm here," Hoover said. "That's the only thing that's definite."

Infielder Robert Andino likely would have gotten recalled, but he's not eligible to return until today. Manager Fredi Gonzalez hinted the club could soon go back to a 13-man pitching staff.

Hoover can play a little first or third base, if necessary.  I doubt he will be with the Big Club for long, and the Marlins will add another pitcher.  The main reason he was chosen is that he is on the 40-roster which neither Jason Wood or John Gall are.   The Marlins didn't have many options for right-handed hitters without making a 40-man roster move.

Assuming the Marlins opt for another pitcher and I have no idea who it will be, but a 40-man spot will come available when the Marlins move Lee Gardner to the 60-day DL.

Having a 13-man pitching staff isn't the worse thing in the world.  It just means that on rare occasions that a starter will have to pinch run or lay down a bunt as a pinch-hitter.  If the starters begin to go deeper in the games look for a pitcher to be sent down and a hitter to be brought up.

So in other words, the Marlins will start juggling players who have options, as they see fit.