Justin Nicolino wasn't supposed to be in Cincinnati, making his Major League debut.
Tom Koehler was supposed to start but a stiff neck that didn't respond to treatment put Nicolino on the mound against the Reds.
The pair were both drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays.
DeSclafani was taken out of the University of Florida with the Blue Jays' sixth pick in the 2011 draft. Nicolino was taken by the Blue Jays in the second round of the 2010 draft.
Nicolino made 13 starts at New Orleans with a 4-3 record and a 2.87 ERA, which was good for seventh in the Pacific Coast League at the time of his recall.
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Nicolino is trying to become the 10th pitcher in Marlins' history to win his Major League debut. The last Marlins pitcher to do it was DeSclafani on May 14th last season.
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