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Anthony DeSclafani to make MLB debut Wednesday for Marlins

LOS ANGELES -- There is no new news at the moment on Jose Fernandez. The pitcher is in Miami receiving a second opinion on his injury, and there is a good possibility more information will become available later tonight.

In the meantime, Marlins manager Mike Redmond announced that right-hander Anthony DeSclafani will be promoted from Double A Jacksonville to make his major league debut Wednesday at Dodger Stadium. He'll be added to the roster following tonight's game, at which time the Marlins will make a corresponding move to make room for him.

 DeSclafani, 24, was one of seven players obtained by the Marlins in their 2012 trade with Toronto. In eight starts this season for Jacksonville, DeSclafani -- who attended the University of Florida -- is 3-4 with a 4.19 ERA. He played for Redmond in 2012 at Single A Lansing.

"He's got tremendous upside," Redmond said. "Out of all of our younger guys, because he was a college guy, he's a little bit more polished. I know in Toronto, he was definitely a guy they didn't want to lose. He was kind of guy they thought was under the radar, but obviously he wasn't. I thought it was a great addition to that trade, picking him up. He's got a great arm, and he pounds the strike zone. Hopefully he'll be able to do that tomorrow. This is a big test for him."

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