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Callups create crowded Marlins bullpen

Callups create crowded Marlins bullpen

Callups create crowded Marlins bullpen
WASHINGTON -- After adding three relievers following the Sept. 1 roster expansion, Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen isn't concerned about finding playing time for what is now a 10-man bullpen.

After recalling left-hander Dan Jennings and right-hander Tom Koehler from Triple-A New Orleans last Sunday, the Marlins called up right-hander A.J. Ramos from Double-A Jacksonville on Tuesday. Guillen said Koehler in particularly was called up to see how he throws, and the right-hander responded by giving up four runs on three hits over two relief innings in the Marlins' 8-5 loss to the Brewers on Wednesday.

"Everybody has the same role," Guillen said. "Hopefully we can get people in. But I will continue to manage in the way I have to manage to win games."

The Marlins also made a temporary move to a six-man rotation earlier in the week. Looking to lighten the burden on rookie right-handers Jacob Turner -- starting against the Nats on Friday -- and Nathan Eovaldi, veteran pitchers like Mark Buehrle, Josh Johnson and Ricky Nolasco will consequently receive less work.

"Too bad," Guillen said. "This is not Spring Training for me. Don't you get paid to win games? We're going win as many games as we can."

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