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Marlins recall RHP Paul Clemens, option Justin Nicolino to Triple-A

Feb 21, 2016; Jupiter, FL, USA; Miami Marlins pitcher Paul Clemens (50) during work out drills at Roger Dean Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Feb 21, 2016; Jupiter, FL, USA; Miami Marlins pitcher Paul Clemens (50) during work out drills at Roger Dean Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

MIAMI (AP) -- Right-hander Paul Clemens has been recalled from Triple-A to join the Miami Marlins' rotation as a replacement for struggling left-hander Justin Nicolino, who was optioned to the minors.

Clemens will make his 2016 debut Monday against the Colorado Rockies. He went 6-4 with a 4.30 ERA in 14 starts at New Orleans this year.

Clemens is 4-8 with a 5.51 ERA in 48 major league games, most recently with Houston in 2014.

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Nicolino was sent to New Orleans on Sunday after going 2-4 with a 5.17 ERA in 10 starts.