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Gaby Sanchez recalled, VandenHurk optioned

As expected the Marlins recalled Gaby Sanchez but in order to make room for him on the 25-man roster the Marlins optioned Rick VandenHurk.

On Tuesday afternoon, the Marlins optioned right-hander Rick VandenHurk to Triple-A New Orleans, and recalled infielder Gaby Sanchez from Triple-A.


A little surprised about VandenHurk especially with the Hopper still on the DL.  VandenHurk didn't pitch badly, though it often took him a game's worth of pitches to get through five innings (sometimes he went six).  I guess the club wants him to stay on regular rest and in the starting rotation.  This also solidifies Sean West's spot in the rotation for the moment.  VandenHurk cannot be recalled for 10 days.

So this probably means that Anibal Sanchez will be making the start on Aug. 22.

Now back to Gaby, whether he will play or not remains to be seen but hopefully he will see more than 2 pitches this time around.  But I wouldn't bet the farm on it.