Marlins designate Koronka

After a rough start on Sunday afternoon, left-hander John Koronka was designated for assignment following Florida’s 12-5 loss to the Dodgers at Land Shark Stadium.

Making his second start since being brought up from Triple-A New Orleans, Koronka worked 2 2/3 innings, and he gave up six runs (four earned) on four hits with four walks and two strikeouts.

The lefty hurt himself by making two throwing errors that accounted for two unearned runs he was charged with.

The Marlins have yet to announce who will replace the lefty. But manager Fredi Gonzalez noted that it would be a pitcher to help an overworked Florida bullpen.

If the Marlins are looking to Triple-A New Orleans, right-hander Brian Sanches, who was in Spring Training with the club, could be a candidate.

The Marlins also have yet to announce who will replace Koronka in the rotation. Gonzalez said the team is leaning towards either long relievers Hayden Penn or Burke Badenhop. Both have experience starting.

Either of those choices would go on Friday against the Rays in Miami.

Penn threw 2 1/3 innings in relief of Koronka on Sunday, and he struck out five.

Badenhop also threw 2 1/3 innings on Sunday, and he gave up four runs on four hits.

– Joe Frisaro

3 Comments

Please let it be Badenhop or Penn in the rotation. I don’t want them to bring up another minor leaguer before he is ready and mess him up. Taylor and Koronka’s confidence must be zero after coming up.

You have a point there rsanchez1. Although, most of the time Minor Leaguers are going to come and struggle and being sent back down should be more of a learning experience so than a complete confidence crusher.

As for the replacement, I would like to see the Hopper get the nod. Although he got bumped around a little today, he’s been solid in the ‘pen going multiple innings on a few occasions. He was a guy who got sent back down to the Minors last year, and I would love to see him redeem himself as a starter. Plus, from all indications, he seems like a good guy.

the team needs to stop being cheap. Brett Seinkbell, Aaron Thompson….SEAN WEST. all of these great guys that have great stuff, especially West, that they dont want to call up because they dont want them getting the service time to get to arbitration earlier. its BS. We’re already terrible, so bring up those guys and Mike Stanton and let them bring some youth and turn this team around. Hell, bring up Sanchez and move cantu back to third Emilio is not cutting it anymore at leadoff

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