The Marlins just announced some changes to the 25-roster which is not surprising since after extremely long double header where the bullpen pitched 13.1 innings (not counting Penn, of course) they are in need of bullpen help.
From Joe Frisaro
To accommodate the extra arms, infielder Alfredo Amezaga was placed on the 15-day disabled list, retro active to Sunday, with a left knee contusion. Actually, Amezaga has a bone bruise, and he will be examined further on Friday by team physician, Dr. Lee Kaplan.The Marlins also optioned outfielder Alejandro De Aza to Triple-A New Orleans.The new pitchers are right-handed pitcher Cristhian Martinez, who had his contract selected from Double-A Jacksonville.The Marlins also recalled lefty reliever Dave Davidson from Triple-A New Orleans.---The moves leave the Marlins with 14 pitchers and 11 position players. Wes Helms, Ross Gload and Ronny Paulino were the only players on the bench.On Friday, the Marlins are expected to add another position player -- perhaps Brett Carroll.
Martinez was up with the club for two games earlier in the season. He wasn't great but he wasn't horrible either. Maybe the second time is the charm.
Got the wrong C. Martinez. Okay, this makes more sense, Cristhian is a starter up from Double A and judging by his stats, he was performing very nicely there. Since Penn, the Hopper and Meyer are spent, Martinez gets the role of long reliever tonight. I presume.
Davidson, if you recall, was claimed off waviers in late April from the Pirates. He is a lefty and has been performing well for New Orleans.
What it all comes down to is.....We need the arms!
And who knows, maybe Calero will finally get a day off. Oh what am I saying, that is never going to happen. At least until his arm falls off.
I hope you are ready guys, because more likely than not, you're pitching tonight.