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Marlins-Cardinals Friday lineups

The Marlins and Cardinals will square off yet again in Grapefruit League action action on Friday at Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter.

The Marlins are the home team in the 1:05 p.m. ET start. The game was will be televised on Fox Sports Florida.







1) Skip Schumaker, 2B

2) Felipe Lopez, SS

3) Albert Pujols, 1B

4) Colby Rasmus, CF

5) Ryan Ludwick, RF

6) Yadier Molina, C

7) Joe Mather, LF

8) Donovan Solano, 3B

9) Chris Carpenter, P







1) Chris Coghlan, LF

2) Emilio Bonifacio, CF

3) Dan Uggla, 2B

4) Logan Morrison, 1B

5) Cody Ross, RF

6) Wes Helms, 3B

7) Brian Barden, SS

8) Brett Hayes, C

9) Anibal Sanchez, P

— Joe Frisaro



Lineup vs. Red Sox

The Marlins will face the Red Sox today at 1:05 p.m. ET, with Anibal Sanchez taking the mound for Florida against Tim Wakefield.

The game at Roger Dean Stadium is sold out.


hanley1.jpg1) Chris Coghlan, LF

2) Bryan Petersen, CF

3) Hanley Ramirez, SS

4) Jorge Cantu, 3B

5) Dan Uggla, 2B

6) Jai Miller, RF

7) Mike Lamb, 1B

8) Brett Hayes, C

9) Anibal Sanchez, P


josh-beckett5.jpg1) Jacoby Ellsbury, DH

2) Bill Hall, 3B

3) Jeremy Hermida, LF

4) Lars Anderson, 1B

5) Josh Reddick, RF

6) Ryan Kalish, CF

7) Jed Lowrie, 2B

8) Dusty Brown, C

9) Yamaico Navarro, SS

Tim Wakefield, P

— Joe Frisaro


Baker resting sore forearm

John Baker’s sore forearm is keeping him out of game action for at least a few games.

The Marlins catcher didn’t make the trip to Port St. Lucie on Friday, and on Saturday manager Fredi Gonzalez said a possible return to game action could come in the middle of next week.

“We’ll give him a couple of days. It’s just a tight forearm,” Gonzalez said. “We’ll give him a couple of days of no throw. He should be fine.”

Baker was scheduled to start against the Mets on Friday, but Brett Hayes got the call instead.

On Saturday, Ronny Paulino was in the lineup to catch Josh Johnson in a 1:05 p.m. ET game against the Cardinals at Roger Dean Stadium.

— Joe Frisaro


Maybe the middle of the week, for games.


Baker stays back in Jupiter

Feeling a little soreness in his throwing arm, catcher John Baker didn’t make the trip to Port St. Lucie on Friday.

Baker remained in Jupiter.

Manager Fredi Gonzalez said Baker likely will get Saturday off, when the Marlins face the Cardinals at Roger Dean Stadium.

Baker was supposed to start on Friday against the Mets. Instead, Brett Hayes made the start. Chris Volstad got the starting nod for Florida.

On Saturday, Ronny Paulino will start with Josh Johnson on the mound.

— Joe Frisaro


Six Marlins sign

It’s a formality, but six players the club has control over have signed contracts for the 2010 season.

Headlining the list is first baseman Gaby Sanchez, who is competing for a starting spot. The team also signed right-handers Jay Buente, Jose Ceda and Brett Sinkbeil. Infielder Jorge Jimenez, a Rule 5 pick and catcher Brett Hayes also signed.

— Joe Frisaro


Maybin recalled, Ayala designated

About two hours before the September call-up period began, the Marlins made some moves.

After Florida lost 5-2 to the Braves on Monday night at Land Shark Stadium, the team announced reliever Luis Ayala was designated for assignment, and center fielder Cameron Maybin was recalled from Triple-A New Orleans.

The Marlins also announced Rick VandenHurk will be recalled on Tuesday from Triple-A, and the right-hander will start against the Braves on Wednesday.

Catcher Brett Hayes also will be called up from Triple-A, and reliever Burke Badenhop will be reinstated off the disabled list and added to the roster on Tuesday.

— Joe Frisaro


Marlins staying the course

The search for experienced pitching didn’t happen for the Marlins on Monday.

Brad Penny, who cleared waivers and became a free agent on Monday, signed with the Giants. The Marlins had been hopeful to obtain the veteran right-hander who was part of their 2003 World Series title team.

Penny was released by Boston and the Giants moved to the forefront as they seek to overtake the Rockies in the Wild Card race.

A few weeks ago, the Marlins also expressed in John Smoltz, who signed with the Cardinals.

By midnight Sept. 1, all teams must set their postseason rosters. Barring a trade before midnight, the Marlins are staying the course with players already in their organization.

The Marlins entered Monday tied with the Braves for second place in the N.L. East. Both teams are 3 1/2 games behind the Rockies and Giants, who are now tied for the Wild Card lead.

On Tuesday, rosters expand as the September call-up period begins.

“You’re going to have some guys coming up, to help with pinch-running, to help with defense, to help with pinch-hitting when you may want to save a guy until the later innings,” veteran Wes Helms said. “September helps out with those things. It keeps guys fresh. It’s going to be fun. We’re in a good position right now. We got a little lucky with Colorado getting beaten. We’re 3 1/2 games, and that’s very reachable as long as we do what we need to do.”

Manager Fredi Gonzalez noted that reliever Burke Badenhop will be a probable call-up on Tuesday. The team also is looking for a third catcher, and Brett Hayes at Triple-A New Orleans is expected to come up, if not on Tuesday then soon afterwards.

Rick VandenHurk, the probable starter for Wednesday against the Braves, also should be joining the team. If not on Tuesday, then by Wednesday.

— Joe Frisaro


De Aza recalled from Triple-A

Alejandro De Aza was recalled from Triple-A New Orleans on Tuesday, adding depth to the Marlins outfield.

After Monday’s win over the Brewers, the Marlins announced that they were optioning right-hander Cristhian Martinez to Double-A Jacksonville. Catcher Brett Hayes was optioned back to New Orleans.

Along with bringing up De Aza, the Marlins officially reinstated Anibal Sanchez from the 15-day disabled list.

Sanchez will be Florida’s starting pitcher on Tuesday.

De Aza will be making his second appearance this season for Florida.

In 41 games with the Zephyrs, the left-handed hitting De Aza was hitting .278. De Aza appeared in three games with the Marlins, going 3-for-9.

He plays all three outfield spots.

— Joe Frisaro

Hayes gets called up

Another day, another roster move for the Marlins.

On Friday afternoon, catcher Brett Hayes was recalled from Triple-A New Orleans, taking the roster spot vacated when right-hander Cristhian Martinez was optioned to Double-A Jacksonville.

It’s the first time Hayes has been on a big league roster.

After having 14 pitchers and 11 position players on Thursday, Florida opens the series with the Rays at Land Shark Stadium with 12 position players and 13 pitchers.

The reason Hayes got the nod, manager Fredi Gonzalez said, is because he can catch, play first base, third base and left field, in case of an emergency.

While center fielder Cameron Maybin is getting his timing down at the plate at New Orleans, Gonzalez said the organization wanted to give the 22-year-old more seasoning.

“It makes more sense to keep him back there, and get some at-bats,” Gonzalez said.

Had Maybin been brought in, there was a chance he would only stay through the weekend series with Tampa Bay, and then be optioned back to New Orleans.

Hayes was in big league camp with the Marlins, and in 29 games with New Orleans, he’s hitting .277 with one home run and 16 RBIs.

It’s been a trying week for the Marlins. A rainout on Monday forced a doubleheader on Wednesday, and the bullpen that day was heavily used. Four relievers threw in both games — Matt Lindstrom, Leo Nunez, Kiko Calero and Dan Meyer.

Nunez and Calero are not available on Friday.

Nunez was disappointed in himself for giving up a three-run homer to Arizona’s Justin Upton in the 13th inning.

“He was upset at himself because he couldn’t give us any more than he had,” Gonzalez said.

The Marlins are hopeful Nunez will be available on Saturday.

— Joe Frisaro

Rabelo, Hayes optioned

The Marlins worked into the early morning hours to solidify their catching situation.

Early Saturday morning, they obtained Ronny Paulino from the Giants for pitching prospect Hector Correra. Late Friday, Paulino was dealt from the Phillies to San Francisco.

About seven hours later, the Marlins announced that catchers Mike Rabelo and Brett Hayes have been optioned to Triple-A New Orleans.

Paulino will serve as John Baker’s backup.

— Joe Frisaro