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Hensley's return bolsters bullpen

ATLANTA -- As expected, the Marlins recalled right-hander Clay Hensley from the disabled list Friday, a move that will definitely help the team's struggling bullpen.

Hensley, who last pitched June 11th and went on the disabled list six days later with a left neck strain, has been the second-most reliable arm in the bullpen this season behind closer Leo Nunez. In 27 appearances, he has a 2.51 ERA (lowest among those in the bullpen) and a 1.114 WHIP (second only to Nunez, 1.041).

The Marlins sent veteran right-hander Scott Strickland (9.00 ERA, 3 games) back down to Triple A New Orleans to make room for Hensley.

LUNA NAMED TRIPLE A ALL-STAR: New Orleans third baseman Hector Luna has been named to the Pacific Coast League All-Star team. In his first season in the Marlins organization, Luna, 30, is batting .307 with the Zephyrs, and ranks fifth in the PCL with 14 home runs and 54 RBI.

The 2010 Triple-A All-Star Game will take place Wednesday, July 14 in Allentown, Pennsylvania at Lehigh Valley's Coca-Cola Park.