ATLANTA, GA - SEPTEMBER 13: Brad Hand #52 of the Florida Marlins pitches to the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field on September 13, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
The 22-year-old Hand, who has a 3.66 ERA and 8.2 K/9 in twenty-two starts at Triple-A this year, will make his first start of the season for the Marlins this afternoon against the Nationals. Hand made twelve starts for Miami last year, putting up a 4.20 ERA in sixty innings of work.
Jennings, 25, has had moderate success in two short stints with the Fish this season. Making his major league debut in late April, the left-hander has amassed a 3.27 ERA across eleven appearances.
Hatcher, 27, essentially replaces Jennings in the Marlins' pen, giving the team a much-needed a fresh arm for their doubleheader today. A new rule for the 2012 season allows teams to add a twenty-sixth man to their roster for a day-night doubleheader, making room for Hatcher.
Will Brad Hand stay with the big league rotation?