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Due to some right elbow stiffness, rookie Alex Sanabia was scratched from his scheduled start on Saturday.
The Marlins are now going with Jorge Sosa against the Pirates at Sun Life Stadium. Charlie Morton is throwing for Pittsburgh.
Sanabia experienced a tingle in his right arm in his previous start, when he tossed seven innings at Atlanta on Monday, Sept. 27.
The rookie has logged 72 1/3 innings for the Marlins this season. Counting his Minor League totals, Sanabia has logged 170 2/3 innings, by far the most in the 22-year-old’s professional career.
A year ago for Class A Jupiter, Sanabia threw 104 1/3 innings.
Sanabia has enjoyed a strong rookie season, posting a 5-3 record with a 3.73 ERA in 15 appearances, including 12 starts. He is expected to challenge for a rotation spot in Spring Training.
The right-hander made 16 Minor League starts and was 6-1 with a 1.92 ERA.
Sosa is making his second start for Florida. The veteran worked 2 1/3 innings on Sept. 15 in a loss to the Phillies.
— Joe Frisaro
The Marlins strive to avoid being swept on Wednesday, but it will be a daunting task.
The Phillies are sending Roy Halladay to the mound, while the Marlins are countering with Jorge Sosa, who will start for the first time since 2007 when he was with the Mets. Reliever Brian Sanches likely will throw multiple innings in relief of Sosa, who may only go three or four innings.
1) Shane Victorino, CF
2) Placido Polanco, 3B
3) Chase Utley, 2B
4) Ryan Howard, 1B
5) Jayson Werth, RF
6) Raul Ibanez, LF
7) Carlos Ruiz, C
8) Wilson Valdez, SS
9) Roy Halladay, P
1) Emilio Bonifacio, CF
2) Logan Morrison, LF
3) Hanley Ramirez, SS
4) Dan Uggla, 2B
5) Gaby Sanchez, 1B
6) Chad Tracy, 3B
7) Scott Cousins, RF
8) Brad Davis, C
9) Jorge Sosa, P
— Joe Frisaro
The first wave of September call-ups have arrived. Right now, there are only a couple of additions.
On Wednesday, the first day of September call-ups, the Marlins selected the contracts of catcher Chris Hatcher and right-handed reliever Jorge Sosa from Triple-A New Orleans.
Hatcher, who opened the season at Double-A Jacksonville, promises to see some playing time now that Brett Hayes has an injured left shoulder.
Hayes was hurt during a collision at home plate with Nyjer Morgan in the 10th inning of Tuesday’s 1-0 win over the Nationals.
Hayes is expected to be out a while, meaning Brad Davis will get a bulk of the starts.
Hatcher enjoyed a 3-for-4 night at the plate on Tuesday night for New Orleans. Overall, he’s appeared in 101 games, and his batting average is .197 with five homers and 36 RBIs. For New Orleans, he appeared in 17 games and was batting .167.
Sosa, meanwhile, was 5-4 with a 4.73 ERA in 23 games, with nine starts, at New Orleans. He has been with the Marlins a couple of times already this season. In 10 big league appearances, he is 2-2 with a 5.87 ERA.
— Joe Frisaro
A day after his toughest outing of the season, Nate Robertson was designated for assignment.
Coming off a 10-0 loss to the Rockies on Tuesday night, Robertson allowed a season most eight runs, with seven earned over five innings.
Robertson was 6-8 with a 5.47 ERA in 19 games, including 18 starts. He threw 100 1/3 innings.
The Marlins acquired Robertson from the Tigers for lefty prospect Jay Voss towards the end of Spring Training.
The Marlins also placed catcher Brett Hayes on the 15-day disabled list with a left wrist contusion.
Right-hander Jorge Sosa and catcher Brad Davis each had their contracts selected from Triple-A New Orleans.
— Joe Frisaro
The revolving door continues to spin.
Once again, the Marlins have dipped into their Minor League system in hopes of finding consistent relief help.
While no official announcement has been made, left-hander James Houser will have his contract selected on Tuesday from Triple-A New Orleans. And right-hander Alex Sanabia also had his contract selected, but from Double-A Jacksonville.
Once these two are added to the 40-man roster, the Marlins will have to make one corresponding roster move. Currently the roster is at 39 after Jorge Sosa was designated for assignment following Sunday’s 4-1 win over the Rays.
Also on Sunday, Jay Buente was optioned to Triple-A.
The Marlins have already used 15 different relievers this season. Also, for one game, Nate Robertson — who was skipped a start because of the way a day off fell — threw 5 2/3 innings out of the bullpen.
Foremost, the Marlins are looking for relievers to throw strikes. The team suffered an agonizing 9-8 loss to the Rays in 11 innings on Saturday. Six separate relievers combined to walk 11 batters.
Sanabia, picked in the 32nd round in 2006, has enjoyed a strong season at Jacksonville. The right-hander was a starter. In 14 outings, he wsa 5-1 with a 2.03 ERA, including 65 strikeouts to 16 walks in 84 1/3 innings.
Sanabia projects to be used in long relief. The feeling is he has the makings of a solid fourth or fifth starter in the big leagues. For now, he will be asked to help out in either long relief or in certain situations.
Houser, meanwhile, is a 25-year-old lefty from Sarasota, Fla. He was signed as a Minor League free agent last November.
In 11 games at New Orleans, he struck out 11 and walked four in 19 1/3 innings.
Like Sanabia, Houser can throw multiple innings. He joins Taylor Tankersley as a lefty in the bullpen.
— Joe Frisaro