Cousins gets called up as Ruggiano rests

NEW YORK — After Justin Ruggiano sprained his right shoulder on Friday night, the Marlins were suddenly thin on outfield depth.

On Saturday morning, the team recalled outfielder Scott Cousins, who spent most of the season at Triple-A New Orleans.

Ruggiano is hopeful to be out only a few days.

Outfielder Austin Kearns, who started in Friday’s 7-3 loss to the Mets, also is a bit banged up.

Miami started Bryan Petersen in left field on Saturday, with Gorkys Hernandez in center and Greg Dobbs in right field.

The Marlins and Mets meet at 1:10 p.m. ET start time. Mark Buehrle gets the start for Miami, while New York counters with R.A. Dickey.

On Friday night, catcher Rob Brantly had his nine-game hitting streak snapped.


1) Petersen LF

2) Hernandez CF

3) Reyes SS

4) Lee 1B

5) Dobbs RF

6) Solano 2B

7) Buck C

8) Velazquez 3B

9) Buehrle P

Joe Frisaro

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