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Hunter Jones to Replace Clay Hensley on Marlins Roster


    The Marlins are calling up left-handed pitcher Hunter Jones from Triple A New Orleans to take the roster spot belonging to pitcher Clay Hensley, who is headed to the bereavement list following the unexpected death of his father on Friday.

    Jones, whom the Marlins obtained over the winter in the Jeremy Hermida trade with the Boston Red Sox, has made four starts for the Zephyrs, going 0-1 with a 3.22 ERA. He has struck out 15 and walked eight in 22 1/3 innings.

    A player on the bereavement list must miss a minimum of three games, but not more than seven.

    Hensley tossed three scoreless innings, striking out seven in the process, after taking over in relief for Ricky Nolasco in Friday's game against the Nationals. Afterward, Hensley was informed that his father had passed away.

    Jones, 26, made his major league debut with the Red Sox last season, appearing in 11 games out of the bullpen while posting an ERA of 9.24.

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