ATLANTA (AP) — The Miami Marlins are moving Carlos Zambrano to the bullpen.
Manager Ozzie Guillen said Monday that left-hander Wade LeBlanc, who has worked only in relief this season, will take Zambrano’s spot in the rotation on Wednesday night against the Atlanta Braves.
LeBlanc is 1-1 with a 1.15 ERA. He was 17-21 with a 4.47 ERA in 52 career starts the past four years with San Diego.
Zambrano is 5-9 with a 4.54 ERA. He gave up five runs, four earned, in five-plus innings of a loss to the Padres on Friday night. Zambrano was strong through five innings before collapsing in the sixth. He has a 6.91 ERA in his last three starts.
Guillen says Zambrano was “disappointed” and “embarrassed” but “is taking it the right way.”