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Ricky Nolasco Optioned

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Ricky Nolasco after the game was optioned to New Orleans.

After the game, Nolasco (2-5) was optioned to Triple-A New Orleans. The Marlins’ opening-day starter, a 15-game winner last year, has an ERA of 9.07.

“We’ve got to get him fixed,” manager Fredi Gonzalez said. “That’s why we’re making the move down there—get him a couple of starts, and whatever it takes to get him straightened out.”


Gonzalez’s rotation has been a disappointment, and the Marlins will turn to a minor leaguer for help Saturday, when left-hander Sean West(notes) will be selected from Double-A Jacksonville to make major league debut.

The Marlins will also recall right-hander Chris Leroux from Jacksonville. Reliever David Davidson, who gave up five runs in the third inning, was designated for assignment.


A little bit in Nolasco's defense, he was pitching on three days rest for the first time in his career and he had to get four outs in both of the innings.

Whatever they are going to fix I hope it happens fairly quickly because right now the Marlins don't have a viable replacement for any of the starters.