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No video replay needed yet in Miami Marlins’ first two games

 

cspencer@miamiherald.com

There were no video replay challenges in either of the Marlins’ first two games. But manager Mike Redmond considered it on a close play at first base Tuesday and said he would have “absolutely” challenged another close play at the plate had the call gone the other way.

After Marcell Ozuna was called out on a bang-bang play at first in the fifth inning, Redmond thought the play might be one worth challenging, using the new replay rules.

As the Marlins’ two video review experts were checking out the play in the clubhouse, Redmond went into delay mode, walking out to first base to confer with umpire Mike DiMuro.

“It’s all so new,” Redmond said. “I’m used to sprinting out there on the field [to argue]. So now I have to kind of pull myself back a little bit. The key here is buy a little time to make sure we see it and get the call right. I thought it was close enough to at least go out there and talk about it.”

It took less than a minute for Redmond to receive the signal from the dugout that DiMuro had made the correct call and that Ozuna was indeed out on the play.

“At the end, he got the call right,” Redmond said. “I just said [to DiMuro], ‘Hey, you got it. I’m out of here.’ 

The other play in question occurred in the second inning when Garrett Jones scored from first on Jarrod Saltalamacchia’s double. Jones slid underneath Rockies catcher Wilin Rosario, who was blocking the plate without the ball, which is now against the rules.

Redmond said that if Rosario had come up with the throw and made the tag for the out, he would have challenged.

“I would have gone out there for that, absolutely,” Redmond said. “Had he caught that and tagged him out, we would have definitely tried to get that reviewed. I think we would have had a legitimate [beef]. I think we would have scored that run no matter what.”

this and that

• Outfielder Brian Bogusevic wasn’t exactly pleased when the Marlins designated him for assignment last week, and he expressed a desire to be traded, or to at least be claimed by another team.

Neither happened, and Bogusevic on Wednesday was outrighted to Triple A New Orleans. Bogusevic has the option of becoming a free agent and trying his luck elsewhere, but is expected to accept the assignment.

Meanwhile, right-handed reliever Michael Brady was claimed off waivers by the Los Angeles Angels after also being designated for assignment by Miami in order to clear room on the 40-man roster for Kevin Slowey and Reed Johnson.

Brady, 27, was a 2009 draft pick (24th round) out of California-Berkeley and last season went 2-2 with a 1.53 ERA and 23 saves in 49 relief appearances at Double A Jacksonville.

• Third baseman Colin Moran, the Marlins’ top draft pick last year, is expected to miss the next several weeks with a sprained medial collateral ligament in his left knee. Moran was set to start the season at Single A Jupiter.

Coming up

•  Thursday: Marlins RHP Jacob Turner (3-8, 3.74 ERA in 2013) vs. Colorado Rockies LHP Franklin Morales (2-2, 4.62 in 2013), 12:40 p.m., Marlins Park.

•  Friday: Marlins RHP Tom Koehler (5-10, 4.41 in 2013) vs. San Diego Padres LHP Eric Stults (11-13, 3.93 in 2013), 7:10 p.m., Marlins Park.

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