Wes Obermueller will make his Marlin debut in the final game of this series against the Washington Nationals as today’s starter. The 30 year old journeyman pitcher will get his first MLB start since 2005 when he pitched for the Milwaukee Brewers.
Obermueller had a solid spring training, but was not able to crack into the rotation and instead was optioned to AAA Alburqurque. He was recalled yesterday in order to shore up the Marlins starting pitching, which has seen not only Josh Johnson go down to start the season, but also Sergio Mitre has been placed on the DL.
For the Isotopes, Obermueller is 0-1 with a 2.45 ERA. In his last start he gave up one run in seven innings.