WASHINGTON (AP) -The Florida Marlins called up right-hander Burke Badenhop from Double-A Carolina before their game against the Washington Nationals on Monday night.
Badenhop, who never had pitched in the majors, was available for up to an inning out of the bullpen, manager Fredi Gonzalez said before the game.
Eventually, Badenhop probably will move into the Marlins' starting rotation.
``We'd like to get him an inning or two, get his feet wet, before we throw him in his first major league start,'' Gonzalez said.
Badenhop replaced Rick VandenHurk on Florida's roster. VandenHurk was optioned to Carolina on Sunday after he went only 2 1-3 innings in a loss to Pittsburgh. In two starts this season, VandenHurk is 0-1 with an 11.81 ERA over 5 1-3 innings.
Also Monday, Florida moved right-hander Harvey Garcia to the 60-day disabled list. He went on the 15-day DL last month, retroactive to March 21.

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