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Calero day-to-day

In the eighth inning of Florida’s 12-3 win over Philadelphia, Marlins reliever Kiko Calero was lifted with pain in his right knee.

Appearing for the first time since Aug. 4 at Washington, Calero exited after issuing a two-out walk to Chase Utley.

Marlins manager Fredi Gonzalez and trainer Sean Cunningham came to the mound, and the veteran right-hander was replaced without even testing the knee with a warmup pitch.

Afterwards, Calero said he feld discomfort in the muscle area above the kneecap.

“It felt weak today,” said Calero, who has appeared in 47 games this season. “On Friday, I started feeling it. But today, there were two pitches [to Utley] where my knee felt weak. I’m fine.”

Calero is listed as day-to-day.

In 2003, he had surgery to repair a torn right patella.

Gonzalez said before of his past history with the knee area, the team is being extra cautious.

Calero was on the disabled list from June 21-July 9 with right shoulder inflammation.

The Marlins were hoping to avoid using Renyel Pinto on Sunday, but the lefty replaced Calero, and he retired Ryan Howard on a fly ball to right field.

Calero has been used in a late-inning relief role. Matt Lindstrom, Brendan Donnelly, Brian Sanches and Tim Wood are right-handed setup options. Leo Nunez has been used as closer.

— Joe Frisaro



Badenhop on DL

The Marlins on Sunday placed Burke Badenhop on the 15-day disabled list with a right trap strain..

Reliever Tim Wood was recalled from Triple-A New Orleans.

Badenhop made his second start of the season on Saturday. The right-hander struggled in 1 2/3 innings, giving up six runs, with five earned.

The Marlins lost 9-8 to the Cubs in 10 innings.

Badenhop has mostly been used in long relief.

— Joe Frisaro



Calero back from DL

On Thursday, the transaction became official as reliever Kiko Calero was reinstated off the disabled list. The right-hander had been out since June 18 with shoulder inflammation.

Reliever Tim Wood, who was doing a nice job, was optioned back to Triple-A. Even though Wood was sent back down, the Marlins saw promise from the right-hander. He likely will get called back up in the second half.

Calero’s return helps solidify the bullpen, which is starting to shape up. The 34-year-old has appeared in 36 games, and he will help out in a setup role, either in the seventh or eighth innings.

The Marlins also recently added veteran Brendan Donnelly. More veteran relief help promises to be on the way after the All-Star Break. On June 26, the Marlins signed right-hander Scott Williamson to a Minor League deal. Williamson last pitched in the big leagues in 2007, and he’s getting himself back into shape in Jupiter.

Shortly after the All-Star Break, closer Matt Lindstrom (right elbow sprain) may be ready to return.

Luis Ayala, who also signed a Minor League contract recently, is another relief option.

The Marlins open a four-game set with the Diamondbacks on Thursday in Arizona. In the final two games at San Francisco, Florida’s bullpen worked only one inning, so they should be rested.

— Joe Frisaro


Wood offered needed relief

Not to be overlooked in the Marlins’ 7-4 loss to the Pirates on Friday night were three shutdown relief innings from Tim Wood, a recent callup from Triple-A New Orleans.

“He went three innings and 36 pitches,” manager Fredi Gonzalez said. “He was very effective with his pitches. He really saved us. He really, really saved us, picking up those three innings. And he kept us in the ball game.”

Because of a 45-minute rain delay in the bottom of the third inning, starter Chris Volstad didn’t return for the fourth inning. That meant the bullpen needed to pick up some extra innings. Two days before, long reliever Burke Badenhop, tossed 2 2/3 innings in relief of Josh Johnson on Wednesday against the Nationals.

Long relief isn’t a role that Wood normally handles. But because Badenhop wasn’t available, Wood assumed long relief duties on Friday.

It marked the most innings he’s thrown since he returned from Tommy John ligament replacement surgery to his right elbow in 2006.

“I’ve made spot starts, but I didn’t go three innings,” Wood said on Saturday.

Friday was Wood’s third MLB appearance since being brought up.

He retired the first eight batters he faced before allowing a single to Adam LaRoche followed by a walk to Garrett Jones. Wood was able to escape the jam by getting Andy LaRoche to tap a ground ball to shortstop.

Admittedly, Wood felt fatigued in his third straight inning.

“I was definitely getting tired,” he said. “I was getting winded a little bit. I was able to bear down and make some pitches.”

Wood held the score at 4-0 after six innings.

The Marlins are in need of bullpen help due to some injuries. Closer Matt Lindstrom (sprained right elbow) and Kiko Calero (right shoulder inflammation) are out.

The Marlins have come to terms with veteran reliever Luis Ayala to a Minor League contract. Ayala will get some work at Triple-A New Orleans before joining the club.

Lindstrom threw off flat ground for the second straight day, and he could be back shortly after the All-Star Break. Calero, who is scheduled to pitch in a rehab assignment game for Class A Jupiter on Saturday, may be ready to join the team late next week at Arizona.

Wood is striving to help out whenever he is called upon.

“I’m noticing that you have to throw strikes,” he said of how to achieve big league success. “You’ve got to be ahead in the count. You can’t fall behind and be in fastball counts. These guys are professional hitters. They don’t miss fastballs in fastball counts.”

— Joe Frisaro



Marlins Thursday roster moves

The Marlins on Thursday afternoon made it official that right-handed reliever Tim Wood has been recalled from Triple-A New Orleans.

Wood, a 44th round pick in 2002, is being called up to the big leagues for the first time. He appeared in 14 games and compiled 16 1/3 innings for New Orleans, posting an 0.54 ERA.

The Marlins also officially designated right-hander Hayden Penn for assignment.

With Penn, the Marlins have 10 days to either trade him, release him or place him through waivers in the first seven of the 10 days. If he ends up clearing waivers, the Marlins then could assign him to one of their Minor League clubs, which most likely would be New Orleans.

Additionally, the team outrighted right-handed reliever Carlos Martinez to New Orleans. And pitcher Rick VandenHurk was recalled from his rehab assignment, and he was reinstated from the 60-day disabled list and then optioned to New Orleans.

— Joe Frisaro

Wood expected to get call

The Marlins are planning on calling up right-hander Tim Wood from Triple-A New Orleans on Thursday.

Wood, 26, will be filling the roster spot vacated by right-hander Hayden Penn, who was designated for assignment after the Marlins lost 9-6 to the Brewers on Wednesday night at Land Shark Stadium.

Wood was in Spring Training with the Marlins. In 14 games with the Zephyrs, Wood posted a 1-0 record and an 0.54 ERA. In 16 2/3 innings, he has allowed just one earned run, and three total. He has struck out 17 and walked seven.

— Joe Frisaro


Coghlan, Wood sent down

A couple of more promising prospects have been sent down to the Minor Leagues on Wednesday.

Reliever Tim Wood was optioned to Double-A Jacksonville, and infielder Chris Coghlan was reassigned to Minor League camp. Most likely, Coghlan will open the season at Triple-A New Orleans.

Wood, a right-hander, showed an impressive arm. He will get some more innings at Double-A, and he could get promoted during the season to help out in relief.

Coghlan, meanwhile, is a former first-round pick who played third base and second base in camp. He was drafted as a second baseman, and he has played a great deal at third base.

Coghlan is another prospect who is very close to being big league ready.

— Joe Frisaro

Camping out Wednesday

Some of happenings at camp on Wednesday:

* Reliever Jose Ceda’s sore right shoulder is preventing him from throwing for four or five days.

* Cody Ross will be away from the team for a couple of days because his wife is slated to have labor induced on their second child. The baby is scheduled to be born on Thursday, and Ross expects to be out Thursday and Friday, and perhaps Saturday.

* A couple of sleepers to keep an eye on are outfielder John Raynor and reliever Tim Wood.

* Third baseman Matt Dominguez, the 19-year-old first-round pick from 2007, is showing why he is so highly regarded. Dominguez is a slick fielder, and he draws comparisons to Mike Lowell.

* Jay Gibbons in drills is working in left field with Jeremy Hermida, and Brett Carroll is backing up Ross in right field.

— Joe Frisaro