Originally posted on Fox Sports Florida
By Christina De Nicola  |  Last updated 6/16/14
MIAMI -- The Miami Marlins made significant moves to their roster prior to Monday's series opener against the Chicago Cubs, including calling up top pitching prospect Andrew Heaney. Veteran southpaw Randy Wolf and long reliever Kevin Slowey were designated for assignment, while infielder Donovan Solano was optioned to Triple-A New Orleans. Wolf (1-3, 5.26 ERA), who the club signed on May 14 following the season-ending injury to Jose Fernandez, had struggled in three of his four starts in his return from a second Tommy John surgery. On Saturday, Wolf allowed five runs on nine hits in just four innings in an 8-6 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates. Slowey (1-1, 5.30 ERA) followed Wolf in that game and gave up three runs on six hits in two frames. The Marlins mounted a comeback with four runs in the ninth but fell short. This marks two straight years Slowey has made the club as a non-roster invitee only to see his season end during the summer. Last year, his last outing came on July 25 before being sidelined with right forearm tightness. That pair of moves opened up space on the 40-man roster for Heaney, who turned 23 last week. He is 3-0 with a 2.74 ERA in four starts since being promoted from the Suns to the Zephyrs. He will likely take over Wolf's spot in the rotation and will wear No. 25. The former Oklahoma State University product was Miami's ninth overall selection in the 2012 First-Year Player Draft. Right-hander Anthony DeSclafani was also recalled from Triple-A New Orleans. He went 1-1 with a 5.56 ERA in two starts last month in place of Fernandez. DeSclafani won his debut at Dodger Stadium by allowing two runs on seven hits over six innings. He dropped his home start by giving up five runs over 5 1/3. Acquired in the blockbuster trade with the Toronto Blue Jays in 2012, the 24-year-old was 4-5 with a 3.92 ERA between Double-A Jacksonville and Triple-A New Orleans. With the Zephyrs, he was 1-1 with a 3.38 ERA in four starts. Christian Yelich is headed to the 15-day disabled list with lower back stiffness, and the Marlins recalled Jake Marisnick from Triple-A New Orleans. Marisnick, who missed out on the starting center-field job to Marcell Ozuna this spring, was hitting .264 with six homers and 27 RBI in 67 games with Triple-A New Orleans. The 23-year-old struggled upon his big-league call-up last year, batting .183 with two doubles, a triple, a homer and five RBI in 40 games. He also had offseason knee surgery. First baseman Justin Bour was also recalled from the Zephyrs. Last week upon his call-up, he hit .385 with two runs and two RBI. Solano was batting .196 with a homer and six RBI in 35 games in a bench role. He and Ed Lucas were serving the same role, making one seemingly obsolete. Lucas won the job in spring, but went on the DL with a broken hand. Finally, catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia was transferred to the 15-day disabled list with a concussion. He was beginning his rehab in Jupiter on Monday. You can follow Christina De Nicola on Twitter @CDeNicola13 or email her at cdenicola13@gmail.com.
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