MIAMI -- Needing to fill two spots on the 25-man roster, the Marlins recalled outfielder Bryan Petersen and left-handed reliever Dan Jennings from Triple-A New Orleans on Tuesday.
The moves were made in response to Monday's trade that sent second baseman Omar Infante and starting pitcher Anibal Sanchez to Detroit for a package of prospects. Because the trade was finalized just prior to first pitch Monday, the Marlins played Monday's series opener with just 23 players and were short a position player on the bench.
Both Petersen and Jennings have had stints with the Marlins this season. For Petersen, it is his third time up with the big league club this year. He is hitting .212 in 22 appearances, including 14 starts.
Petersen will serve as a reserve outfielder this time up, but how much he will see the field remains to be seen.
"Maybe once in a while Petey will start, but I'm not promising him any playing time," Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen said. "I go with who swings the bat better. If I see one of my players needs some rest, then Petey will start."
It is also the third time up for Jennings, who has made six appearances out of the bullpen and is 1-0 with a 1.80 ERA in five innings for the Marlins this year. With New Orleans, he had a 2.72 ERA in 32 relief appearances.
The move to recall Jennings allows the Marlins to maintain three lefties in the bullpen after southpaw Wade LeBlanc was moved into the starting rotation to replace Sanchez.