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Marlins bring back first baseman Gaby Sanchez

Jun 10, 2012, 10:34 AM EDT

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From Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald comes word that the Marlins have recalled first baseman Gaby Sanchez from Triple-A New Orleans for Sunday afternoon’s series finale against the visiting Rays.

Sanchez was demoted to the minor leagues in mid-May after opening the 2012 regular season with a .197/.244/.295 batting line over his first 131 plate appearances. He hit .310/.494/.483 with three home runs and in 79 plate appearances down on the farm.

Sanchez will bat sixth and play first base Sunday versus Tampa Bay. The Fish are currently 31-28.

  1. Old Gator - Jun 10, 2012 at 1:37 PM

    You knew this was happening when he was held out of the Zephyrs lineup yesterday. I wouldn’t be surprised if they send Cooter Coghlan back down before his BA reaches minus numbers. I mean, he’s hitting .155 now and he’s so far below the surface of Rio Mendoza at this point that if he went 4-for-5 he’d die of the bends. The beeg question is, of course, what do they do with Tweeter now? The guy’s on a schneid that makes Calamity Jane look like Pippa Middleton. Dear Buddha, don’t put him back in left field.

    • Old Gator - Jun 10, 2012 at 2:08 PM

      Coda: the Feesh designated utilityman Donnie Murphy for assignment to make room for Gaby. He was batting .133 and couldn’t hit a volleyball with a laundry paddle. He has a great future as a wafer of Soylent Green™.

      The bad news is that, indeed, they’re moving Tweeter back to left field and Slobbering Ozzie is still making noises about how Tweeter has to be the one to “protect” the Iron Giant in the lineup. Right. That’s like asking Arnold Stang to protect George Zimmerman on a walk through Liberty City. Two outs, two on, the Giant steps to the plate and Tweeter and his .214 average assumes the supplicant’s position in the DOR circle. What is the opposing manager going to do? Tell his peetcher to challenge the Iron Giant? Sure he will.

      • Old Gator - Jun 10, 2012 at 2:10 PM

        Coda redux: and it looks like Cooter Coghlan lives to ground into yet another double play.

      • natstowngreg - Jun 10, 2012 at 7:36 PM

        Quick, class, who was Arnold Stang? For the vast majority too young to remember:

  2. Old Gator - Jun 10, 2012 at 5:44 PM

    Gaby went one for four with a double and a ribby today. It seems to have rubbed off on Tweeter, who went three for four with a ribby. That’s because the Iron Giant (1 for 4 with a double) is now protecting him. Not quite what they had in mind. Best day Tweeter’s had this year. Cooter goes ohfer two with two walks and is now batting .150. He’s next for designation.

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