The Miami Marlins trimmed their roster by four, bringing the number of players on the roster down to 34 with Opening Day less than a week away.
Marlins relief pitcher Arquimedes Caminero went 1-0 with a 2.00 ERA, allowed four runs and struck out nine batters over 13 innings in seven spring appearances.
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By Christina De Nicola
The Marlins trimmed their roster by four Tuesday morning with Opening Day less than a week away.
Right-handed relievers Arquimedes Caminero and Carter Capps were optioned to Triple-A New Orleans.
Caminero, who earned his call-up last season and allowed four runs over 13 innings, went 1-0 with a 2.00 ERA in seven spring appearances. He struck out nine batters and walked just one.
The 26-year-old has options, so this move seems to indicate the possible inclusion of hard-throwing non-roster invitee Henry Rodriguez in the bullpen.
Prior to his past two innings -- five runs on six hits -- Rodriguez had surrendered just one run on four hits over seven frames.
Capps, acquired this offseason from the Mariners for Logan Morrison, rebounded from a rough start (18.00 ERA) to lower it to 3.60. Over eight spring outings, he gave up four runs on five hits with eight strikeouts, five walks and two hit batters.