NEW YORK (AP) -The Florida Marlins purchased the contract of pitcher Daniel Barone from Triple-A Albuquerque on Friday and optioned right-hander Mauro Zarate to their top farm team.
Barone started against the New York Mets, his major league debut, and struck out his first batter: All-Star Jose Reyes. The 24-year-old right-hander went 7-0 with a 4.09 ERA in 10 starts for Albuquerque after he was promoted from Double-A Carolina in June. He owns a career record of 23-16 with a 3.72 ERA in the minors.
``He's got good command of all his pitches,'' Marlins manager Fredi Gonzalez said. ``He's won at every level.''
Zarate made one relief appearance for Florida, allowing three runs - two earned - and two hits in 1 1-3 innings.
To make room for Barone on the 40-man roster, the Marlins transferred right-hander Josh Johnson (strained right forearm) from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day DL. The club also announced that outfielder Joe Borchard cleared waivers and was sent outright to Albuquerque.

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