SAN DIEGO -- If you thought Carlos Marmol was an adventure every time he took the mound, wait until you see his replacement. The Marlins, who are designating Marmol for assignment, are calling up hard-throwing but oft-wild right-hander Henry Rodriguez to fill his spot in the bullpen.
Rodriguez can light up a radar gun and can be difficult to hit. But control is an issue.
In 12 appearances totaling 19 1/3 innings for Triple A New Orleans this season, Rodriguez has struck out 37 batters -- or nearly two an inning. But he's also walked 23 -- or more than one an inning. Batters are hitting only .123 against him.
Rodriguez has spent parts of five seasons in the majors with the A's, Nationals and Cubs and has a career record of 5-7 with a 4.24 ERA and 18 saves. In his 148 2/3 innings, he has struck out 150 while walking 102.