Marlins designate INF Lopez for assignment

BY foxsports • July 2, 2011

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.

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