02 July 2011
The Marlins have announced a couple of roster moves between last night and this afternoon. The first move that was announced last night came as no surprise as Brad Hand was called up to pitch Saturday's game in Texas, filling in for the injured Josh Johnson. In three starts going into Saturday, Hand is 0-3 with a respectable 3.45 ERA, and a 1.15 WHIP for the Marlins. Hand will be joined in the starting lineup by Bryan Petersen, who was called up today for AAA New Orleans. Petersen has had a some experience in the major leagues (2 for 28 in 27 game), and will be making his second appearance in a Marlins uniform this year with today's start in right field (he went 0-4 while with the Marlins form May 2-11).
As these moves are made to make room for them the Marlins have decided to place Ryan Webb on the 15-day DL and designate Jose Lopez for assignment. Webb's DL stint, due to soreness in his shoulder, is retroactive to June 27. Webb said that he first felt the soreness while pitching in Seattle on Sunday, and when he started to throw on Tuesday in Oakland his shoulder just did not feel right. Webb has yet to have an MRI on his shoulder.
Meanwhile the Marlins have chosen to designate Jose Lopez for assignment after only hitting .103 during his time with the Marlins. Lopez was signed to a minor league contract after being cut for Colorado earlier this season, and was called up to the Marlins on June 15. Lopez received seven starts with the Marlins, but was never able to really produce.