Marlins designate INF Lopez for assignment

The Florida Marlins designated infielder Jose Lopez for

assignment prior to Saturday night’s game against the Texas

Rangers.

Lopez was signed by the Marlins on June 7 after he was released

by the Colorado Rockies. He was 3 for 29 in 12 games for the

Marlins, striking out as a pinch hitter on Friday night in his

final at bat for Florida.

The Marlins recalled outfielder Bryan Petersen from Triple-A New

Orleans to take Lopez’s roster spot and manager Jack McKeon had

Petersen in the starting lineup on Saturday night, batting

ninth.

Florida also recalled left-hander Brad Hand from Double-A

Jacksonville to start Saturday night.

Right-hander Ryan Webb was placed on the 15-day disabled list

with right shoulder inflammation.