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Kevin Gregg and Renyel Pinto are back

The Marlins have, or are going to, activate Kevin Gregg and Renyel Pinto.

Gregg will be used in the later innings but he won't be closing.  The closer duty falls to Lindstrom.

''We will use him in the sixth and seventh innings to make sure his knee is OK,'' Marlins manager Fredi Gonzalez said.

In the meantime, maybe for the rest of the season, Matt Lindstrom will handle the closing duties.

Matt Lindstrom is going to get every chance to prove he can be the Marlins' closer in the future during the final three weeks of the season.


``He's a guy we haven't [overworked]. Kevin has been a guy who has carried the workload.''

It is true, when you add up the innings pitched by Lindstrom in the minors and majors this season, he is well under his usual average.

As for Pinto:

''We will get him in a game that won't be a game-decision situation,'' Gonzalez said.

``We want to put him in a situation where he can be successful.''

In other words, his arm has reattached itself to his shoulder and they will try to get him some work in a sort of game situation while he builds strength and hopefully regaining his confidence.  Don't expect much out of Pinto the rest of the way.