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Chris Volstad demoted to Triple A

    CLEVELAND -- A lovely day on the south shore of Lake Erie (how many times are those words ever spoken?) as we get set to watch the Marlins take on the first-place Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field.

    Carlos Zambrano takes the mound for the Marlins, which brings us to this afternoon's breaking news out of Chicago: the player the Marlins sent to the Cubs for Zambrano -- Chris Volstad -- has been demoted to Triple A Iowa.

    It's been an awful start for Volstad in the Windy City, where he's gone 0-6 with a 7.46 ERA in eight starts, all of which the Cubs ended up losing. Zambrano, obviously, has done quite a bit better for the Fish. Given that the Cubs are eating most of Big Z's salary, it sure looks like the Marlins got the best of the deal.

    Volstad, a former first-round pick of the Marlins, is now winless over his past 19 starts.

    Any thoughts?

    Tonight's Marlins lineup:

    1. Reyes, ss; 2. Infante, 2b; 3. Ramirez, 3b; 4. Dobbs, 1b; 5. Stanton, rf; 6. Morrison, dh; 7. Bonifacio, cf; 8. Buck, c; 9. Petersen, lf