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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

Due to the stress put on the bullpen from Wednesday’s doubleheader with the Diamondbacks, the Marlins were forced to make a couple of moves on Thursday to add pitching depth.
To accommodate the extra arms, infielder Alfredo Amezaga was placed on the 15-day disabled list, retro active to Sunday, with a left knee contusion. Actually, Amezaga has a bone bruise, and he will be examined further on Friday by team physician, Dr. Lee Kaplan.
The Marlins also optioned outfielder Alejandro De Aza to Triple-A New Orleans.
The new pitchers are right-handed pitcher Cristhian Martinez, who had his contract selected from Double-A Jacksonville.
The Marlins also recalled lefty reliever Dave Davidson from Triple-A New Orleans.
These moves were made because the Marlins are hoping to stay away from all their relievers on Thursday. The plan is for starter Andrew Miller to go as deep as he can. If Miller has to leave early, Martinez, who is a starter, can pitch in long relief. Davidson will be the short reliever.
The moves leave the Marlins with 14 pitchers and 11 position players. Wes Helms, Ross Gload and Ronny Paulino were the only players on the bench.
On Friday, the Marlins are expected to add another position player — perhaps Brett Carroll.
— Joe Frisaro

Marlins claim reliever

Adding some depth to their Minor League system, the Marlins on Friday announced they’ve claimed lefty reliever Dave Davidson from the Pirates.

The 25-year-old has been optioned to Triple-A New Orleans. After spending last year in Double-A Altoona, Davidson made three appearances for Triple-A Indianapolis.

“He’s got a good arm, and he’s got options,” Marlins president of baseball operations Larry Beinfest said.

Throwing strikes consistently has beena challenge for Davidson. His raw talent was enough for the Marlins to feel comfortable taking a chance on him.

— Joe Frisaro