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Marlins roster moves

JUPITER, Fla. — The Marlins made four roster moves on Sunday morning, reducing their number in camp down to 37.

Pitcher Elih Villanueva, outfielder Tim Torres, outfielder John Raynor and catcher Clint Sammons were reassigned to Minor League camp.

Villanueva made a strong impression in his first big league camp, and he will be in Triple-A New Orleans’ rotation.

In 13 Grapefruit League innings, the right-hander gave up two runs, and he struck out seven while walking three.

“I’ve been very impressed with Elih,” manager Edwin Rodriguez said. “He made a very good impression with everybody here. He’s going to be in the big leagues for a long time.”

Joe Frisaro

Sanabia to throw bullpen

If there is any soreness in the right elbow of Alex Sanabia, it is subsiding.

Sanabia is scheduled to throw a bullpen session on Wednesday morning at the Roger Dean Stadium complex.

The Marlins were planning on starting Sanabia on Tuesday against the Tigers in Lakeland, but he was replaced by Elih Villanueva.

Sanabia is working on some things mechanically, and he is returning from a sore right elbow from the end of the 2010 season.

“I’m good and ready to roll,” Sanabia said on Wednesday morning when asked if he has some soreness in his elbow. “I’m working on some things mechanically.”

Joe Frisaro
 

Marlins lineup vs. Tigers

The Marlins travel to Lakeland on Tuesday to face the Tigers.

Prospect Elih Villanueva gets the start for Florida, while Detroit is going with Max Scherzer in the 1:05 p.m. contest.

Marlins lineup:

1) Emilio Bonifacio, 2B

2) Dewayne Wise, CF

3) Gaby Sanchez, DH

4) Greg Dobbs, 1B

5) Josh Kroeger, LF

6) Matt Dominguez, 3B

7) Bryan Petersen, RF

8) Brad Davis, C

9) Ozzie Martinez, SS

Joe Frisaro

Short takes from Edwin

From manager Edwin Rodriguez’s morning media session:

* Mike Stanton is taking live batting practice on the main field at Roger Dean Stadium. Stanton still isn’t doing any running drills, as he recovers from his strained right quad.

* Chris Coghlan is making his first back-to-back start of Spring Training, as he was in center field for the second straight day. The team is in the process of increasing Coghlan’s workload as he gets into playing shape after missing the second half of 2010 with a torn meniscus in his left knee.

* Closer Leo Nunez continues to impress. Rodriguez said that Nunez’s slider is becoming a plus pitch, to go along with his fastball and changeup.

* The pitching rotation for the next few days: Elih Villanueva will be starting against the Tigers in Lakeland on Tuesday. Javier Vazquez will face the Nationals on Wednesday in Jupiter. The Marlins play in the day and night on Thursday at Roger Dean Stadium. Anibal Sanchez will pitch in the afternoon against the Mets, and Sean West will make his first start at night against the Tigers.

* Rodriguez on Matt Dominguez, the frontrunner for the starting third base job: “He is walking and playing like he belongs here. That’s good to see.”

Joe Frisaro

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