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