Marlins designate INF Lopez for assignment
The Florida Marlins designated infielder Jose Lopez for
assignment prior to Saturday night’s game against the Texas
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
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.