02 May 2011
Today the Florida Marlins announced that they would be sending infielder Donnie Murphy to the disabled list and would call up outfielder Bryan Peterson to replace him. Murphy'a 15-day DL stint is retroactive to Saturday and is suffering from wrist inflammation. Murphy came in Friday as a late game replacement after missing the previous 4 games with a bone bruise he got from fouling a ball off his knee.
Murphy was a great story for the Marlins at the start of the year. Murphy had come back from a wrist injury last September 1st that doctors said may cause him to never play baseball again, however he has able to come all the way back to become the opening day third baseman for the Marlins. Since then though Murphy things have gone down hill for him. Murphy is only batting .103 with 3 RBI and 1 double, and he has suffered a lot of bad luck and nagging injuries causing him to only play in 18 games this year.
Peterson has been playing well in New Orleans, batting .342 with three homers, seven doubles and 10 RBIs. and with Peterson now with the Marlins it gives them the chance to rotate Emilio Bonifacio, Wes Helms, and Greg Dobbs at third and rotate Peterson and Cousins in left field. Peterson also gives the Marlins a left handed bat off the bench that they need because of other bench players being forced into starting roles. The Marlins are probably hoping that this is not going to be a long stint in the majors for Peterson as they hope to have Logan Morrison back, possibly by the end of the week.
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