Miami Marlins Make First Round of Cuts Made
By Ehsan Kassim
Feb 25, 2014; Jupiter, FL, USA; Miami Marlins left fielder Kyle Jensen (65) poses during media day at Roger Dean Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Barr-USA TODAY Sports
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.
Pitching prospects Angel Sanchez, Jose Urena, and Grant Dayton were optioned to Double-A Jacksonville, along with catcher J.T. Realmuto and outfielder Brent Keys.
Non-roster players, Anthony DeSclafani, Justin Nicolino, Jesus Sanchez, Colby Suggs and Avery Romero were all assigned to minor league camp. The Marlins now have 56 big league players in their camp.
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.