10 May 2011
Clay Hensley who was placed on the DL on Saturday, May 7 had an MRI on Monday which relvieled a hairline fracture to his left scapular. It will take four to six weeks for the fracture to completely heal, but the doctor told Hensley he should be able to rejoin the Marlins bullpen when he comes off the DL on May 22. Hensley was replaced in the bullpen by Burke Badenhop.
Javire Vazquez has been placed on the Bereavement List so that he can return home to Puerto Rico after a recent death in his wife's family. Vazquez is eligible and is expected to return Friday night when the Marlins take on the Nationals in Washington.
Also with Vazquez, I know that some fans want to take him out of the order because of the way that he has pitched, but you need to realise the Marlins top replacement pitchers in the minor leagues, Sean West and Alex Sanabia, are both hurt. The Marlins best options right now to replace hit would be either Elih Villanueva or maybe Chad James, but neither of those players are on the Marlins' 40-man roster.
Edward Mujica looked to be destined to go to the DL in the seventh inning on Monday when he had to carted off the field. Later that night word came in that his injury was just a left knee sprain and that he will be day-to-day, but he will miss the rest of the Phillies series. With Hensley already on the DL the Marlins were very limited on choices on who they could bring up. If Mujica turns out to be more series, chances are the Marlins will call up either Sandy Rosario or Steve Cishek.
Logan Morrison made his first rehab start on Monday, and he played left field and went 0-3 with a strike out, but one of those outs was a long fly ball that was caught at the warning track. Morrison is also playing tonight and will make a few more starts most likely. The Marlins hope that he will be able to play this weekend in Washington. It should also be noted that playing along with Morrison in Jupiter right now is John Baker and Matt Dominguez.
No new news on Donnie Murphy.
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