WASHINGTON -- Leo Nunez isn't the only pitcher in the organization leading the league in saves.
Hard throwing Jose Ceda, who came into spring training overweight, has been dominating down in Triple A and leads the Pacific Coast League with 11 saves. The 6-4, 275-pound right hander is 1-1 with a 0.53 ERA and in 17 innings of relief has given up just nine hits and one earned run, striking out 20 and walking five.
So is there a chance Ceda come up and strengthen a Marlins bullpen that already owns the second-lowest bullpen ERA in the majors (2.56) and the major league leader in saves in Nunez (14)?
"Oh, I don't know," Marlins President of Baseball Operations Larry Beinfest said Sunday. "The guys up here are doing okay. We've got a few relievers down there doing a nice job. [Jhan] Mranez in Double A (0-2, 3.07 ERA), [Steve] Cishek who was here for a day [from Triple (1-1, 1.89 ERA). The relievers are doing pretty well."
> In other news, catcher John Baker and third baseman Matt Dominguez have been moved up to Double A Jacksonville after spending the past week in Single A Jupiter.
Dominguez, who was given every opportunity in spring training to win the third base job, played in four games and was 3 for 18 in his first action since fracturing his left elbow on April 1. Baker, still trying to come back from Tommy John surgery, played in four games and went 0 for 7.
"The plan is to eventually send Matt to Triple [A]," Beinfest said. "I saw [Baker] play in Jupiter, he looked fine. Some days are better than others coming back from Tommy John. He's okay."
> As for setup man Clay Hensley, who was sent to the disabled list on May 7 with a left rib contusion, Beinfest said he threw a bullpen Saturday. "The target [return date] is right around the time he's supposed to." Hensley is scheduled to come off the disabled list next Sunday.