Badenhop optioned to New Orleans

JUPITER, Fla. — The Marlins roster is just about set.

After beating the Cardinals, 4-2, on Tuesday, reliever Burke Badenhop was optioned to Triple-A New Orleans.

That solidifies the bullpen, which will feature Leo Nunez, Clay Hensley, Ryan Webb, Mike Dunn, Randy Choate, Edward Mujica and Brian Sanches.

The fact that Badenhop had an option, and Sanches and Mujica didn’t is a main reason for the move.

Other relievers with options are Webb and Dunn.

The Marlins now have 26 in camp.

* The Marlins drew 70,450 in their home games in Jupiter, an average of 4,403.

* Javier Vazquez finished up his spring on a high, giving up one run on five hits in 6 2/3 innings. Vazquez will be the No. 3 starter, and he will next take the mound on Sunday against the Mets at Sun Life Stadium.

* On Wednesday, while the Marlins take on the Mets in Port St. Lucie, Anibal Sanchez will throw in a Minor League game in Jupiter. Chris Volstad will pitch in a Minor League game on Thursday.

* The Marlins workout on Thursday at Sun Life Stadium is open to the public. Gates open at 6 p.m., and the workout begins at 7 p.m.

* The Marlins anticipate a busy weekend at Sun Life Stadium. A crowd of 40,000 is expected on Friday night in the opener against the Mets. On Saturday, the team anticipates 25,000, and then an additional 20,000 on Sunday.

Joe Frisaro


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