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Roster undergoes reshaping after Marlins complete sweep

     After finishing off the Mets for their first sweep of the season, the Marlins announced a couple of roster moves before heading out on a six-game road trip to Philadelphia and New York.

     The Marlins activated first baseman Casey Kotchman from the disabled list, as expected, and in what was a bit of a surprise, announced that left-handed pitcher Edgar Olmos would be called up from Double A Jacksonville in time for the Phillies series that starts tomorrow.

     To make room, the Marlins optioned outfielder Jordan Brown to Triple A New Orleans and announced that left-handed pitcher Wade LeBlanc would be designated for assignment on Monday. LeBlanc came out of the bullpen on Sunday to pick up the win -- his first of the season -- when the Marlins rallied for the win.

     Olmos, 23, was a third-round pick for the Marlins in 2008. Used primarily as a starter his first five seasons in the minors, Olmos went 8-32 with a 4.88 ERA. But in 19 relief appearances this season for the Suns, Olmos has gone 4-2 with a 1.27 ERA.

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Flav C.

Excellent move by bringing Olmos. I'm sure that if Raudel Lazo wasn't hurt, he would've been called up too.

ratmarlins.com

Three cheers for the Mets manager,who outsucked Redmond to get swept by the garbage Feesh.

Marlin Fan

Brown is a good bat to have off the bench . Another poor pitcher , bring back Rauch and Maine . Whatever happened to Hand ?

Flav C.

Marlin Fan,

Which pitcher you mentioned is poor?

Marlin Fan

Flav ,sorry I didn't see Olmos stats A's reliever , only A's a starter .

laurelbowie

I think I hear some terrified clucking coming from the Marlins clubhouse. I'm guessing that guys like Pierre, Olivo, Polanco, Ruggiano and Kearns could all have their heads on the chopping block when Yelich arrives and players start returning from the DL. Changes, my friends, are blowing in the wind. (Come to think of it, that might make a heck of a hook for a folk song.)

Gomer or Goober

Who's Kearns ???

spitballer

I would say that Pierre is safe at least till the AS game...Marlins are having his bobble head promo coming at the end of the month.

Flav C.

That's what Gaby Sanchez thought too :)

Al-Kendall

Olmos, whose stats are not stellar for AA ball, is brought up so he won't again be bombed by Mobile this week (2 ER on 5 hits, including 1 HR on 5/14).

Flav C.

Al-Kendall,

I guess you forgot the other 16 games (out of 19 he relieved) where Olmos didn't allow a single earned run.

Maybe not stellar, but again, not bad at all.

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