Marlins call up top prospect Volstad for bullpen duty

Updated: July 6, 2008, 6:36 PM ET
Associated Press

DENVER -- The Florida Marlins called up right-hander Chris Volstad from Double-A Carolina before their game against the Colorado Rockies on Sunday.

"He is here and available today," manager Fredi Gonzalez said. "He will be in the bullpen."

Volstad was 4-4 with a 3.36 ERA in 15 starts for Carolina. The 21-year-old was the 16th overall selection taken in the 2005 draft.

Volstad takes the roster spot of left-hander Taylor Tankersley, who was optioned to Triple-A Albuquerque after Florida's 12-6 loss to Colorado on Saturday night.

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