May 7, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; Miami Marlins right fielder Matt Diaz (32) reacts after a called strike three by home plate umpire Jordan Baker (not pictured) during the fifth inning against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports
Diaz will be the Marlins 11th player currently on the disabled list right now. He is the latest player for the Marlins to hit the DL in a season full of injuries thus far.
To take Diaz’s place, the Marlins selected the contract of Jordan Brown from New Orleans. Brown has a slash line of .246/.293/.316 with a wOBA of just .277. Brown had a .230/.272/.310 in 92 career at bats in 2010 with the Cleveland Indians, which is the only major league experience he has.
Brown will take the open spot on the Marlins 40-man roster that was vacated by the designation of assignment of Jon Rauch.
Not sure why the Marlins chose Brown over someone like Kyle Jensen, who is already on the Marlins 40-man roster and can be moved up and down as much as possible. The move does make more sense than calling up Bryan Petersen or Gorkys Hernandez, as he can also play first base and the outfield.
Brown is also more easily expandable to release for the Marlins than Petersen or Gorkys.
David Aardmsa signs with Mets
David Aardsma saw that he had no future in the Marlins bullpen, so he exercised his opt-out clause. Aardsma posted a 2.57 ERA with 12 strikeouts and eight walks in 14 innings of work for Triple-A New Orleans. He signed with the Mets earlier today and will pitch in Triple-A Las Vegas for the Mets.