13 June 2011
Hanley Ramirez-- Hanley says that he is healthy and ready to get back on the field with the Marlins. In two rehab games with the Jupiter Hammerheads, Hanley went 5-8 from the plate. Hnley spent Sunday working out, and would work out with the Marlins on Monday. Manager Edwin Rodirguez says that everything is set for hit to make the trip with the team and get the start with the team on Tuesday. It has not been confirmed, but their is a chance that he could come back and hit lead off for the Marlins, he has alread hit in the two and three spots this year.
Josh Johnson-- Their is still no word that on when he will return, and some believe that he may be out till after July 1, or possibly the All-Star Game. He is expected to start throwing at 200ft, possibly today, and could be throwing off of a mound as soon as this week. Johnson went on the DL with right shoulder inflamation, which has cleared up, and now it is just a matter of building up arm strength and getting Johnson to feel confertable.
Leo Nunez-- Leo has not pitched since June 5 due to back stiffness, however he could be back soon. Their is a chance that he could pitch as soon as Monday, but it is more than likely that he will return Tuesday in Philadelphia.
The Marlins are looking to bring up a pitcher from the minors to pitch on of the games on Wendsday as they have a double header aginst the Phillies due to a rain out earlier this year. The Marlins are again looking to choice from Chris Sampson, Tom Koehler, and Elih Villanueva, the three pitchers who lost out replacing Josh Johnson's pitching spot when the Marlins choose Brad Hand. Sampson is the only one with real Major league experience, but unless he is scratched from his start on Monday night you can rule him out for starting on Wedneday. I'll give the slight edge to Koehler as he has the slightly better numbers on the year, but it Villanueva would be on a more normal rest.
MINOR LEAGUE UPDATES
Matt Dominguez-- After getting hurt in the first game of the year, Matt Dominguez has worked his way back up to Triple-A New Orleans where in 22 games he is hitting .256 with four home runs and 20 RBI. While it is good to see that he is back to normal, the Marlins still need to see progress from him at the plate. If you total all of his at bats this year he is 25 for 111 (.225) with seven extra base hits and 22 strikeouts.
Sean West-- After missing almost a month and a half due to injury, West has now made five consecutive starts. Unfortuently it has been a realtivly bumby road for West thus far. In his first four starts he never pitched more than 5 innings and had an ERA of 16.20, his last one was a little bit better going six innings giving up four runs.
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