On Wednesday morning, the Miami Marlins made their first round of cuts from their spring training roster. None of the 12 players that were cut were surprises.
Outfielder Kyle Jensen and right-handed reliever Michael Brady were both optioned to Triple-A New Orleans. Jensen, who hit the game winning home run for the Marlins on Tuesday, in my opinion makes a lot more sense than Greg Dobbs as on option off the bench, but Dobbs continues to have obscene pictures of owner Jeffery Loria, allowing him to stay on the team.
Jensen, who is primarily an outfielder, will see action at first base in New Orleans. The versatility of playing more than one position is something that the Marlins have been seeking from many of their bench players in recent years.
In total, the Marlins sent down 9 of the 25 players that made the Marlin Maniac Top 20 Prospect List for 2014. Depending on how their seasons’ go, you can expect to see a good number of them back in the majors at some point this season or next.