The Marlins optioned catcher Brett Hayes to Triple A New Orleans after Sunday’s game and will bring up recently acquired catcher Rob Brantly.
Brantly, a 23-year-old, left-handed hitter, was part of the July 23 trade that sent Omar Infante and Anibal Sanchez to Detroit.
Brantly hit .365 with two home runs, four doubles and 11 RBI in 14 games for New Orleans.
“When we traded for him, we knew he had a pretty good offensive upside,” Marlins president of baseball operations Larry Beinfest said.
“It’s a small sample size, but he’s hit the ball very well. The pitchers down there love him.’’
Beinfest said that although John Buck remains the starting catcher, the team will find ways to get Brantly a good amount of playing time.
“When you give up the kind of guys we did to get him, it’s because we felt he can be an everyday catcher in this league,” Beinfest said.
Manager Ozzie Guillen said: “We’re going to try to figure out playing time and how many games a week because he’s being brought up to play.”
Emilio Bonifacio is scheduled to start a rehab assignment Wednesday at Single A Jupiter, and said he’s on track to return to the team during its four-game series in Colorado this week. Bonifacio, who sprained his thumb Aug. 3 in Washington, hit off a tee Saturday and said he has resumed other activities such as fielding and catching.
Guillen said he felt moving Bonifacio back to the outfield upon his return might be the safest move. Bonifacio started 47 games in center field and started 14 at second base.
Dodgers catcher and former Marlin Matt Treanor played Sunday for the first time at Marlins Park.
But Treanor witnessed one of the more special moments of his return to South Florida from the Dodgers dugout Saturday.
Treanor’s wife, Olympic beach volleyball champion Misty May-Treanor, was introduced to the crowd during the eighth inning and received a standing ovation. May-Treanor recently returned from the London Olympics, where she and Kerri Walsh Jennings won the gold medal for the third consecutive Olympics.
“I’m just really happy for her,” Treanor said. “She set her mind to this and really dedicated herself to it. The way she’s gone about everything is another reason I’m really proud of her.”
Treanor, who wore a white T-shirt with the Olympic rings around the Dodgers clubhouse Saturday, said he got a chance to watch all of his wife’s matches online. The couple has been married since November 2004.
“It’s too bad I couldn’t be there in person, but we kept in touch every day,” Treanor said. “We talked on Skype mostly, old habits, you know. We’re used to communicating from overseas.”
• Monday: Marlins RHP Nathan Eovaldi (3-7, 4.33 ERA) vs. Philadelphia Phillies LHP Cole Hamels (12-6, 3.08), 7:10 p.m., Marlins Park.
• Tuesday: Marlins RHP Josh Johnson (7-8, 3.88) vs. Phillies RHP Kyle Kendrick (4-9, 4.86), 7:10 p.m., Marlins Park.
• Scouting report: Eovaldi makes his fourth start as a Marlin and second at home. He faced the Phillies on July 16 while with the Dodgers and pitched five innings in a 3-2 loss.