Mahoney to be reinstated from DL on Wednesday

Mahoney to be reinstated from DL on Wednesday

MIAMI -- Some first base help is on the way to Miami.

After the Marlins defeated the Nationals, 8-2, on Tuesday night, the team announced catcher Kyle Skipworth has been optioned to Triple-A New Orleans. In a corresponding move on Wednesday, first baseman Joe Mahoney will be reinstated off the 15-day disabled list.

Mahoney, a left-handed hitter with power potential, opened the season on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 22, with an intercostal strain.

Mahoney appeared in four rehab-assignment games for Class A Jupiter, batting .438 (7-for-16) with one home run, one double and one RBI.

Skipworth was called up from New Orleans on April 5 after Casey Kotchman was placed on the disabled list with a strained left hamstring.

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