Matt Lindstrom was optioned to AAA Albuquerque, the same fate that Taylor Tankersley had endured earlier in the season. It seems to be paying off for the Tank, and the Marlins brass hopes it will allow Lindstrom to get his mechanics and control back together again. He was, after all, looking like a closer in the making just a few weeks ago.
Being recalled in his place is Eulogio De La Cruz. Part of the Detroit Tigers trade that sent Miguel Cabrera and Dontrelle Willis north, De La Cruz is being recalled for the 2nd time this season by the Marlins. Last time, it was an emergency start in a double header against the Giants. De La Cruz looked intriguing with a live fastball and an uncanny resemblance to former Marlin Antonio “El Pulpo” Alfonseca. Only a bit shorter.
Read more about De La Cruz on FloridaMarlins.com.