16 March 2011
Just about a week after the Marlins optioned 6 players down to the minors to reduce the roster to 53, the Marlins today made some changes. The Marlins have desisded to reassign Kyle Skopworth, Vinny Rottino, Tom Koehler, and Shawn Hill to Minor League camp. Steve Chishek, Sean West, Alex Sanabia, Dustin Richadson and Bryan Petersen were all optioned to Triple-A New Orleans, and Sandy Rosario was optioned to Double-A Jacksonville. Meanwhile outfielder Chris Lubanski was realsed.
Some of these cuts come as good news, not only becuase it means that we are moving closer to opening day, but also in the case of West and Sanabia it means that the injuries that caused Javier Vazquez and Anibal Sanchez to miss their last starts are not that serious and that the Marlins expect them to make their starts this weekend. Also with Bryan Petersen being optioned off it means that the battle for the 4th outfielder spot is now just down to Dewayne Wise and Scott Cousins.
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