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Ceda, James among roster moves

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — Before facing the Mets on Friday afternoon at Digital Domain Park, the Marlins made six roster moves.

Right-hander Jose Ceda was optioned to Triple-A New Orleans, while right-handers Chris Hatcher, Evan Reed and Omar Poveda were optioned to Double-A Jacksonville. Right-hander Arquimedes Caminero was optioned to Class A Jupiter, and lefty Chad James was reassigned to Minor League camp.

The Marlins now have 53 players in camp, including 25 pitchers.

Ceda is a hard-throwing right-hander obtained from the Cubs for Kevin Gregg a couple of years ago, and James is a former first-round pick.

Joe Frisaro

Prospects excel vs. Italy

With little fanfare, the Marlins played a B Game scrimmage against Team Italy on Field 2 of the Roger Dean Stadium complex on Sunday morning.
The hitting coach for the Italian Team is Mike Piazza, the former All-Star catcher and likely future Hall of Famer.

The scrimmage was a good chance for a number of Marlins prospects to get some game action. In the victory for Florida, right-hander Omar Poveda tossed two innings, giving up one run. It was his first game action since he underwent Tommy John surgery.

Poveda was obtained from the Rangers as part of the Jorge Cantu trade last July.

The right-hander showed a good changeup, and his fastball had some movement. It was an encouraging first trip back to the mound. Poveda is expected to open the season in Double-A, and then move up to Triple-A, .

A starting pitcher, he could be a candidate later in the season if the Marlins have a need for a long reliever or emergency starter.

Also in the scrimmage, Kyle Skipworth and Josh Kroeger each homered.

Joe Frisaro
(photo by Amy Glanzman)

Marlins facing Italy in B Game

On Sunday afternoon, the Marlins will be taking on the Cardinals at Roger Dean Stadium.

Chris Volstad will make the start for Florida, while St. Louis goes with Kevin Thomas in the 1:05 p.m. ET start.

Before the scheduled Grapefruit League game on the main field at the complex, on Field 2, the Marlins will be playing Italy in a B Game that starts at 10:30 a.m.

The exhibition gives the Marlins a chance to throw a few of their pitching prospects. Omar Poveda is scheduled to start. Brad Hand, Chad James, Rob Rasmussen, Chris Hatcher and Dan Jennings are lined up to pitch.

Joe Frisaro

Minor Leaguer Reed on DL

Evan Reed, one of the Minor League pitchers acquired in the Jorge Cantu trade with Texas, has been placed on the disabled list with a right elbow strain.

The Marlins obtained Reed and right-hander Omar Poveda from the Rangers for Cantu on July 29 while the club was in San Francisco.

Reed, a right-handed reliever, made one appearance with Double-A Jacksonville. He threw 1 2/3 innings for the Suns on July 31. He is on the DL retroactive to Aug. 2.

Before the injury, the Marlins felt Reed was close to being big league ready. He threw 39 innings at Double-A Frisco in the Rangers system prior to the trade.

Poveda, a starting pitcher from Venezuela, is recovering from Tommy John surgery and he should be ready for Spring Training.

— Joe Frisaro