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Kensing dealt to Nationals

Logan Kensing, who was designated for assignment on April 25, has been traded to the Nationals for Minor League pitcher Kyle Gunderson.

The 26-year-old Kensing made six relief appearances for Florida, and he was 0-1 with a 9.82 ERA. He was designated last Saturday, after he suffered the loss to the Phillies. He gave up two runs on four  hits in the 10th inning of that game.

Gunderson, a right-hander, has been assigned to Class A Jupiter.

— Joe Frisaro  


Kensing designated

In the 10th inning on Saturday night, Logan Kensing gave up two runs on four hits, and he was tagged with the Marlins loss to the Phillies.

After the game, the 26-year-old right-hander was designated for assignment.

The move was made to make room for left-hander Graham Taylor, who had his contract selected from Double-A Jacksonville. Taylor will make his Major League debut on Sunday, getting the starting nod in the series finale with the Phillies.

A second-round pick in 2003, Kensing appeared in six games for the Marlins, and his ERA was 9.82.

— Joe Frisaro

Proctor set to throw

A good day for the Marlins got even better with news on Scott Proctor’s elbow.

After seeing the results of an MRI on Monday, Proctor has been cleared to begin throwing again off flat ground on Tuesday. The veteran reliever opened the season on the disabled list with right elbow inflammation.

To make sure there was no additional damage a follow-up MRI was taken on Monday, and it revealed that he is dealing with inflammation.

Proctor has a target date of May 1 to return. More on that will be determined by how quickly he builds up his arm strength.

Proctor projects to be a valuable setup reliever. Leo Nunez and Logan Kensing are assuming his role right now.

— Joe Frisaro


Final roster set

Barring anything not on the immediate horizon, the Marlins’ 25-man roster is set.

It’s actually the exact 25 I named last night in an earlier blog.

The new developments on Friday were the roster moves to get the team down to 25,

Reliever Carlos Martinez was optioned to Triple-A New Orleans, and reliever Brian Sanches was reassigned to Minor League camp.

The bad news of the night was right-hander Rick VandenHurk is going on the disabled list with right elbow discomfort. VandenHurk last pitched on March 28 against the Mets at Port St. Lucie, and he tossed a a scoreless inning of relief, walking two and striking out one.

VandenHurk missed time with the Marlins during Spring Training because he pitched for the Netherlands in the World Baseball Classic.

VandenHurk is going on the disabled list, retroactive to March 29.

The Marlins also are placing utility player Alfredo Amezaga on the disabled list with a sprained left knee. And reliever Scott Proctor will go on the disabled list with right elbow discomfort. Amezaga and Proctor are on the DL, retroactive to March 27.

Chances are Amezaga could be activated within seven to 10 days after Florida opens on Monday against the Nationals at Dolphin Stadium. The earliest he can be reinstated is April 11.

Unless some other moves are made before Monday, the contracts of infielder Andy Gonzalez and right-handed reliever Kiko Calero will be selected.

Florida will carry 13 position players and 12 pitchers.

The position players are: Hanley Ramirez, Dan Uggla, Jorge Cantu, Emilio Bonifacio, John Baker, Jeremy Hermida, Cameron Maybin, Cody Ross, Wes Helms, Ross Gload, Brett Carroll, Ronny Paulino and Gonzalez.

The rotation will feature, in order, Ricky Nolasco, Josh Johnson, Chris Volstad, Anibal Sanchez and Andrew Miller.

Because of two early off days, Florida will go with a four-man rotation until April 15. At that point, Miller will be slotted in. Until then, Miller will pitch out of the bullpen.

The rest of the relievers will be closer Matt Lindstrom, Leo Nunez, Logan Kensing, Calero, Hayden Penn, Renyel Pinto and Dan Meyer.

— Joe Frisaro

Camping out Wednesday

Worth noting from camp on Wednesday:

* Because Josh Johnson and Ricky Nolasco were scheduled to throw four innings each on Wednesday against Italy, relievers got in their work on the back fields. Logan Kensing threw to batters on the back field Wednesday morning to get in his work.

* In Saturday’s B Game against the Orioles on field two at Roger Dean Stadium, Ryan Tucker will start.

* Upcoming rotation: Andrew Miller (Thursday) against Orioles at Fort Lauderdale; Chris Volstad (Friday) against Red Sox in Fort Myers, and Sean West (Saturday) against Orioles at Roger Dean Stadium. Former Marlin Josh Beckett is starting for Boston on Friday.

* Minor League camp opens on March 9, which is around the time the team will begin making some cuts.

— Joe Frisaro



Sanchez, Kensing number changes

You will notice Anibal Sanchez is now wearing No. 19, which belonged to reliever Logan Kensing last year.

Sanchez asked if Kensing wouldn’t mind switching to another number. Kensing took No. 20, which previously was worn by Matt Treanor, who is now with the Tigers. Sanchez was No. 36 last year.

— Joe Frisaro