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Marlins line up their pitching

Grapefruit League play will get going on Thursday when the Marlins face the Nationals at Roger Dean Stadium.

Start time is 1:05 p.m. ET, with the gates opening around 11:30 a.m.

Anibal Sanchez will make the start for Florida, and throw about 35 pitches (or two innings). Also slated to pitch on Thursday are Rick VandenHurk, Taylor Tankersley, Seth McClung, Scott Strickland and Dan Meyer.

On Friday, the Marlins will visit the Mets at Port St. Lucie. Chris Volstad is scheduled to start, followed by Hayden Penn, Chris Leroux, Cristhian Martinez, Brian Sanches and Derrick Turnbow.

On Saturday, the Marlins are back in Jupiter, taking on the Cardinals in the first of two meetings over the weekend.


Josh Johnson will make his Grapefruit League debut on Saturday, with the start time set at 1:05 p.m. ET. Clay Hensley, Brett Sinkbeil, Chris Schroder, Renyel Pinto and Leo Nunez also are lined up to pitch.

Tickets for all Marlins home games at Roger Dean Stadium are available on Gates open 90 minutes before the scheduled first pitch.


— Joe Frisaro

Tankersley surgery successful

Lefty reliever Taylor Tankersley underwent surgery on Friday to repair a stress fracture in his throwing elbow.

The procedure was successful, said Jeff Kahn, Tankersley’s agent.

Tankersley, on the Triple-A New Orleans roster, traveled to Fort Worth, Texas, to have the surgery performed by Dr. John Conway. Two screws were inserted in the elbow.

Tankersley will not throw for at least six weeks. In six weeks, he’s scheduled for a followup visit with Dr. Conway.

If all goes well then, he could begin throwing.

Exactly how a player responds from this procedure is on a case-to-case basis. Feedback from players who have had it is the pain in the elbow is relieved.

— Joe Frisaro

Tucker goes on Minor League DL

More injury woes for the Marlins Minor Leaguers.

Hard-throwing right-hander Ryan Tucker was placed on the seven-day disabled list on Wednesday, after he gave up seven earned runs in 1 2/3 innings on Tuesday night for Triple-A New Orleans. Tucker is dealing with a problem with his knee, which isn’t considered serious.

Tucker, a first-round pick in 2005, made his big league debut last year. The organization envisions him as a starter, but he also could be a relief candidate.

Tucker’s injury follows news that Taylor Tankersley, also in New Orleans, has a stress fracture in his left elbow. He will have surgery on Friday.

— Joe Frisaro

Tankersley to have surgery

Taylor Tankersley, Florida’s first-round pick in 2004 who was optioned to Triple-A
New Orleans in Spring Training, is scheduled to undergo surgery to repair a stress fracture in his left elbow on Friday.

The Marlins on Wednesday morning confirmed the procedure will be performed by Dr. John Conway in Fort Worth, Texas. Conway, formerly a physician for the Rangers, is a leading specialist for these types of procedures. Most likely, the left-handed reliever will have a couple of screws inserted in his elbow.

The exact recovery time won’t be known until after the surgery. Best case scenario appears that he could begin throwing in about six weeks. If it is more serious, it could be season threatening.

Tankersley recently visited Dr. James Andrews in Birmingham, Ala.

A first-round pick out of the University of Alabama in 2004, Tankersley was optioned to Triple-A on March 23. He has not pitched for the Zephyrs this season.

— Joe Frisaro

Marlins sign seven more

All 40 players on the Marlins’ 40-man roster are now under contract.

It was a formality since the remaining players were under club control. On Monday, the Marlins renewed contracts for Cameron Maybin, Matt Lindstrom, Taylor Tankersley, Robert Andino, Anibal Sanchez and Renyel Pinto.

Ryan Tucker agreed to a contract.

The league minimum is $400,000.

— Joe Frisaro