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Morrison batting third

Looking to shake things up with the lineup, Logan Morrison was moved into the third spot for Florida on Sunday against the Cubs.

Morrison is riding a Marlins’ rookie record of reaching base, which stands at 37 heading into Sunday. The Marlins have lost five straight.

Hanley Ramirez is missing his third straight game due to left elbow inflammation.








1) Sam Fuld, CF

2) Darwin Barney, SS

3) Jeff Baker, 2B

4) Micah Hoffpauir, 1B

5) Tyler Colvin, RF

6) Bobby Scales, 3B

7) Brad Snyder, LF

8) Wellington Castillo, C

9) Jeff Samardzija, P









1) Emilio Bonifacio, SS

2) Cameron Maybin, CF

3) Logan Morrison, LF

4) Dan Uggla, 2B

5) Gaby Sanchez, 1B

6) Mike Stanton, RF

7) Wes Helms, 3B

8) Mike Rivera, C

9) Andrew Miller, P

— Joe Frisaro


Rivera, Mendez brought up

The Marlins added some catching depth and another arm on Saturday, as their September call-up period continues.

Catcher Mike Rivera and right-hander Adalberto Mendez had their contracts selected from Triple-A New Orleans.

Rivera, 33, has played in parts of seven big league seasons, breaking in with the Tigers in 2001. Rivera also played for Padres and the Brewers. He last played for the Brewers in 2009.

Mendez was 5-4 with a 4.14 ERA in 28 games with nine starts for New Orleans. The plan is to start Mendez in Game 1 of Monday’s doubleheader at Philadelphia. Anibal Sanchez will start in the second game.

— Joe Frisaro

Surgery a success for Baker

Don’t rule out John Baker being back in 2011, and perhaps being ready for Spring Training.

Baker underwent Tommy John surgery on Friday, having his right elbow ligament repaired by Dr. James Andrews in Birmingham, Ala. All went well.

baker1.jpgIn a text message on Friday, the Marlins catcher noted that he was upbeat. As for recovery, he said: “There were even some rumblings of the words ‘Spring Training.’ ”

Dr. Andrews on Friday also smoothed the olecranon — the bone at the tip of his right elbow. In 2007, Baker broke the same bone.

Baker is looking forward to soon beginning the recovery process, and he is looking forward to coming back “stronger than ever in 2011.”

With Baker out, Brad Davis currently is handling the Marlins catching duties. Chris Hatcher is backing up.

On Monday, the team added some catching depth by signing Mike Rivera to a Minor League contract. Rivera could join the club at any time.

— Joe Frisaro

(Photo courtesy of John Baker)

Rivera a catching option

Injuries have created a catching need for the Marlins.

Brett Hayes has a separated left shoulder, and on Friday, John Baker is undergoing Tommy John surgery.

To help address the ssituation, Mike Rivera, who has big league experience, has been signed to a Minor League contract. Rivera is at Triple-A New Orleans. He could join the Marlins at any time.

Brad Davis and Chris Hatcher are handling catching duties now for Florida.

— Joe Frisaro