Marlins designate INF Lopez for assignment

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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