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Marlins likely to promote Nefi Ogando

Ogando could prove to be valuable in the bullpen.

Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports

Miami optioned Cody Ege to Triple-A New Orleans on Monday afternoon and is likely to promote Nefi Ogando, according to's Joe Frisaro.

Ege was called upon five times, but his most recent outing might have led the Marlins to make the move. Over 1.2 innings against the Brewers, Ege allowed six hits and three earned runs.

Ogando, a former Red Sox pitching prospect who made his Major League debut with the Phillies, opened the season in Triple-A. Over 6.2 innings, he pitched to a 4.05 ERA and 2.66 FIP.

Miami's bullpen was taxed early but was not used as often on the West Coast road trip. Ogando could be used in a middle relief role.

Manager Don Mattingly has used relievers in different situations, and as a result, Ogando might also receive an opportunity to serve in a setup role.

Ogando quickly progressed through Philadelphia's minor league system before being promoted last season.