Originally written on Rotowire  |  Last updated 10/23/14
So the Marlins discovered today that they had a couple of starters with bum wings in Nathan Eovaldi and Henderson Alvarez, which is odd because both pitchers seemed fine all the way through spring training, but sure, whatever. To fill those rotation holes they called up organizational arm and pseudo-prospect Alex Sanabia. Did fellow org arm and pseudo-prospect Brad Hand, or someone like him, get the other open spot? Don't be ridiculous. Instead the Marlins called up Jose Fernandez, the 20-year-old who's one of the best pitching prospects in the game and who also has yet to pitch in Double-A, and in fact has only a half-season at High-A on his resume. To be fair, it's a dominating half-season, but the decision still seems a little, shall we say, premature. But wait, it gets better. Fernandez wasn't even on the 40-man roster, so in order to call him up they had to clear a spot on the 40, and did so by designating Zack Cox for assignment. You know, Zack Cox, the g...
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