Marlins recall infielder Derek Dietrich from Triple-A

BY foxsports • June 12, 2015

The Miami Marlins recalled infielder Derek Dietrich from Triple-A New Orleans prior to Friday's game against the Colorado Rockies.

It comes as the corresponding roster move as the ballclub optioned left-hander Adam Conley to the Zephyrs following Thursday's 6-0 win. The Marlins had been playing a man short on the bench for nearly two weeks.

Dietrich, who is a .220 hitter with 16 doubles, four triples, 14 homers and 40 RBI in 106 big-league games from 2013-14, will be joining the Marlins for the first time this season. He made the 2014 Opening Day roster before defensive issues (11 errors in 44 games) sent him to the minors.

The 25-year-old batted .262 with 13 doubles, two triples, seven dingers and 27 RBI in 55 games (191 at-bats) with Triple-A New Orleans in 2015. He has committed just two errors -- one at first base and another at second --€” in 253 chances. Dietrich has seen time at all infield positions -- except for -- shortstop as well as left field. He can provide a power bat off the bench.

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