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Petersen Optioned, Hayes Recalled

After less than a week with the Big Club, outfielder Bryan Petersen has been optioned to AAA New Orleans. The Marlins have recalled Brett Hayes to bring their total number of catchers on the roster to three.

Having that third catcher on the bench enables Fredi Gonzalez to pinch-hit John Baker and Ronny Paulino at will. Gaby Sanchez was designated as the emergency catcher, but on some occasions he exits late in games to accommodate Jorge Cantu’s slide from third to first….