Petersen recalled from Triple-A
The Marlins added a left-handed bat off the bench on Sunday morning, recalling outfielder Bryan Petersen from Triple-A New Orleans.
The 24-year-old has been called up and sent down a couple of times previously this season. He’s appeared in 12 games for the Marlins this season. He’s 1-for-16 with Florida, with his lone hit being a pinch-hit single in his first big league plate appearance.
Petersen, who was batting .259 at New Orleans, replaces the roster spot vacated when infielder Mike Lamb was designated for assignment.
Petersen is capable of playing all three outfield positions, and he also is a pinch-run options. He addes some outfield depth at a time Chris Coghlan is dealing with a lower back strain.
Coghlan left Saturday’s game after the fifth inning due to back discomfort.
– Joe Frisaro