The Marlins have designated Nate Robertson for assignment.
That didn't take long. Apparently the team is not appreciative of outings such as the one Nate blessed them with Tuesday night against the Rockies, when he gave up eight runs in five innings.
Hopefully there are a few teams out there who didn't catch the highlights lowlights of the game--or of Nate's season--since the Marlins will need to either trade or release him in the next ten days.
In the meantime, let the speculation begin as to who will take Nate's spot in the rotation. Volstad and VandenHurk seem the likeliest candidates at this point.
In other roster news, Brett Hayes has landed on the DL with a bruised wrist. The Marlins have called up Brad Davis to take over back-up catcher duties, and RHP Jorge Sosa will join the bullpen.
The Marlins have also outrighted Mike Lamb to AAA New Orleans.