With Alvarez returning, DeSclafani optioned

With Alvarez returning, DeSclafani optioned

MIAMI -- The return of Henderson Alvarez to the mound on Saturday meant there was going to be the odd man out of the Marlins' pitching staff.

Anthony DeSclafani was the one, being optioned to Triple-A New Orleans, the team announced after Friday night's 3-2 loss to the D-backs.

The 24-year-old was recalled on Aug. 8 amidst a flurry of moves that included the trade of Jacob Turner to the Cubs. DeSclafani appeared in two games for the Marlins and struck out three batters. His last outing was against the Cardinals on Wednesday.

DeSclafani has had three stints with Miami this year, the first two as a starter. In five starts across May and June, he went 1-2 with a 7.40 ERA.

For the Zephyrs this year, he's compiled a 2-3 record while posting a 3.09 ERA and holding batters to a .222 average.

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