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Welcome back, Alfredo Amezaga (w/video)

      Yep, you read right. Alfredo Amezaga is a Marlin again. The Marlins have announced that they acquired the versatile Amezaga him from the Rockies in exchange for minor leaguer infielder Jesus Merchan. And they're not wasting time with him.

       Amezaga The Marlins have placed Amezaga on their 25-man roster and designated Joe Thurston for assignment. Amezaga is starting tonight at second and batting second for the Marlins. Amezaga was a member of the Marlins from 2006-09 before undergoing microfracture surgery on his left knee and ending up in the Rockies system.

       It hasn't exactly worked out for Amezaga in Colorado. He didn't play at all in 2010 and spent most of this season at Triple A Colorado Springs, where he hit .305.      

       Amezaga can play pretty much anywhere on the field, though reports are he's gained a bit of weight and is better suited for either second or third rather than shortstop. Clearly, this was a move designed for depth, especially now that there's a hole at second base due to the injury to Omar Infante.

      Meanwhile, Hanley Ramirez remains out of the lineup.

      Marlins: 1. Emilio Bonifacio, ss; 2. Alfredo Amezaga, 2b; 3. Mike Stanton, rf; 4. Logan Morrison, lf; 5. Gaby Sanchez, 1b; 6. Greg Dobbs, 3b; 7. John Buck, c; 8. DeWayne Wise, cf; 9. Ricky Nolasco, p.

      Hear what Amezaga had to say on his first day back in South Florida:

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laurelbowie

Might be fun to have the (former) Amazing One back, but that's a pretty punchless lineup. Even with Cameron out, McKeon is refusing to start Petersen. I don't get it, unless they just think Petersen isn't strong enough defensively to play center. I for one would like to see what he can do if he plays every day for a couple of weeks or so.
Amezaga got fat, huh? Too bad, 'cause we could use some more speed.

bob

Rich and Tommy are gonna be happy tonight.

Glags

Yaaaaaaaaay!!!!!!

Stan M

I couldn't be happier to have Amezaga back. He can assume Bono's role now that he is a regular. LB, again you speak with great wisdom. Naturally, this only happens when we are in perfect agreement. What can possibly be learned with Wise in CF? Of course, for better or worse, this is a perfect time to give Peterson a lengthy tryout. Nearly every move by our manager has made sense. But to play a journeyman in his 30s over a youngster who has shown excellent growth this year is mind numbing.

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I don't get it, unless they just think Petersen isn't strong enough defensively to play center. I for one would like to see what he can do if he plays every day.

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This only happens when we are in perfect agreement. What can possibly be learned with Wise in CF? Of course, for better or worse, this is a perfect time to give Peterson a lengthy tryout.

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I for one would like to see what he can do if he plays every day for a couple of weeks or so.

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