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Sanches adds relief

Brian Sanches familiarized himself with the Marlins in Spring Training.

Now, the right-hander will have a chance to contribute to the team.

The Marlins on Monday announced that they selected the contract of Sanches from Triple-A New Orleans.

Sanches was brought in to fill the roster spot of lefty John Koronka, who was designated for assignment o Sunday.

Sanches was added to provide depth to a heavily used bullpen. He was given a long look in Spring Training, but opened the year in New Orleans.

— Joe Frisaro



Marlins designate Koronka

After a rough start on Sunday afternoon, left-hander John Koronka was designated for assignment following Florida’s 12-5 loss to the Dodgers at Land Shark Stadium.

Making his second start since being brought up from Triple-A New Orleans, Koronka worked 2 2/3 innings, and he gave up six runs (four earned) on four hits with four walks and two strikeouts.

The lefty hurt himself by making two throwing errors that accounted for two unearned runs he was charged with.

The Marlins have yet to announce who will replace the lefty. But manager Fredi Gonzalez noted that it would be a pitcher to help an overworked Florida bullpen.

If the Marlins are looking to Triple-A New Orleans, right-hander Brian Sanches, who was in Spring Training with the club, could be a candidate.

The Marlins also have yet to announce who will replace Koronka in the rotation. Gonzalez said the team is leaning towards either long relievers Hayden Penn or Burke Badenhop. Both have experience starting.

Either of those choices would go on Friday against the Rays in Miami.

Penn threw 2 1/3 innings in relief of Koronka on Sunday, and he struck out five.

Badenhop also threw 2 1/3 innings on Sunday, and he gave up four runs on four hits.

— Joe Frisaro

Mixing and matching lineup

Say this about Marlins manager Fredi Gonzalez, he is willing to shake things up to get the offense going.

With the Brewers starting left-hander Manny Parra on Tuesday, the Marlins gave a rare start to outfielder Brett Carroll.

Here’s a look at the lineup:

1) Bonifacio, 3B

2) Hermida, LF

3) Hanley, SS

4) Cantu, 1B

5) Uggla, 2B

6) Paulino, C

7) Ross, CF

8) Carroll, RF

9) Kononka, P

— Joe Frisaro

Koronka officially added

Late Tuesday morning the Marlins made their roster move official.

Left-hander John Koronka had his contract selected from Triple-A New Orleans, and he will be the starting pitcher against the Brewers at Miller Park.

Koronka is taking over the rotation spot for Anibal Sanchez, who is expected to miss about two months due to a right shoulder sprain.

Koronka was in big league camp with the Marlins as a reliever candidate. So it will be worth watching to see if he will remain in the rotation, because he also could provide long relief if the Marlins opt to give Hayden Penn a shot at starting.

Penn has thrown in long relief, but he hasn’t been stretched out to go deep into games.

Andrew Miller, who had a strong rehab start on Monday night for Double-A Jacksonville, is expected to come off the DL and start on Saturday against the Dodgers at LandShark Stadium.

Miller has been out with a right oblique strain.

— Joe Frisaro 

McPherson released

After the Marlins lost 9-2 to the Mets on Tuesday, the Marlins announced they’ve released third baseman Dallas McPherson, whom the team had been shopping around in trade speculation recently.

In other moves, outfielders Mike Ryan and Alejandro De Aza and lefty pitcher John Koronka were reassigned to Minor League camp.

— Joe Frisaro