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Wood optioned, Marlins interested in Smoltz

With the bullpen being so heavily used in the first three games of the series, the Marlins made a roster move following their 14-6 loss to the Astros on Wednesday night.

Right-hander Tim Wood was optioned to Triple-A New Orleans. The team on Thursday will announce who will be called up.

The Marlins are exploring the waiver wires for possible relief help. A big name on Florida’s radar is veteran John Smoltz, recently released by the Red Sox. A source said the Marlins are interested in the right-hander. 

Choices are Chris Leroux and Cristhian Martinez. Both are at Double-A Jacksonville. Another right-hander to keep an eye on is veteran Esteban Yan, who has signed a Minor League deal and he was assigned to Triple-A New Orleans. Yan last pitched in the Major Leagues in 2006.

Yan is not on the 40-man roster, but Leroux and Martinez are.

The Marlins bullpen has pitched 16 1/3 innings in the first three games with Houston, with the series finale on Thursday night.

— Joe Frisaro


Marlins sign reliever Donnelly

The Marlins announced on Sunday that they’ve signed veteran right-handed reliever Brendan Donnelly, who was activated for the series finale with the Pirates at Land Shark Stadium.

To make room for Donnelly, right-hander Chris Leroux was placed on the 15-day disabled list with right shoulder inflammation.

Donnelly last pitched in the big leagues for the Indians in 2008, appearing in 15 games. The veteran broke in with the Angels in 2002, and he has 318 career appearances.

— Joe Frisaro


Carroll called up

The Marlins recalled Brett Carroll from Triple-A New Orleans.

Carroll fills the roster spot vacated when reliever Chris Leroux was optioned to Double-A Jacksonville.

— Joe Frisaro



Leroux optioned to Double-A

Chris Leroux made his MLB debut on Tuesday, and immediately afterwards, he was optioned back to Double-A Jacksonville.

The Marlins have been carrying 13 pitchers, and they’d like to get back to 12 to go along with 13 position players.

Leroux worked two innings in relief, giving up one run on three hits.

The Marlins have not announced who will replace Leroux.

— Joe Frisaro

Marlins option Nolasco

Ricky Nolasco, Florida’s Opening Day starter and a 15-game winner last year, was optioned to Triple-A New Orleans after Friday night’s 15-2 loss to the Rays.

Nolasco worked two innings and gave up eight runs to Tampa Bay, as his record fell to 2-5 and his ERA rose to 9.07.

The Marlins on Saturday will select the contract of left-hander Sean West from Double-A Jacksonville. West will make his Major League debut and face the Rays in the second game of the series.

In other moves, lefty reliever Dave Davidson was designated for assignment, and right-hander Chris Leroux was recalled from Double-A.

— Joe Frisaro

Marlins make roster moves

As noted in the earlier blog item, Zach Kroenke wasn’t expected to make the team. And on Monday, the Marlins returned the lefty to Yankees.

A Rule 5 claim in December, Kroenke now heads back to New York. The cost to bring him in a few months is $25,000. It would have been $50,000 had he made the Marlins.

In other moves made on Monday, right-hander Dallas Trahern was optioned to Triple-A New Orleans. Right-hander Chris Leroux was optioned to Double-A Jacksonville. Lefty Aaron Thompson was reassigned to Minor League camp.

— Joe Frisaro