Marlins outfielder Brent Keys has been outrighted to Double-A Jacksonville. Keys was designated for assignment Monday, but will remain in the organization. He's hit .238 over 151 at-bats in Double-A.
The Marlins took 12 players off their spring roster Wednesday, per The Miami Herald. Among the cuts were top pitching prospects Justin Nicolino and Anthony DeSclafani, who were reassigned to minor-league camp. Jesus Sanchez, Colby Suggs and Avery Romero were also reassigned to minor-league camp, while Michael Brady and Kyle Jensen were optioned to Triple-A New Orleans. Grant Dayton, Angel Sanchez, Jose Urena, Jacob Realmuto and Brent Keys were optioned to Double-A Jacksonville.
The Marlins purchased the contract of outfielder Brent Keys Thursday, adding him to the 40-man roster. Keys, 22, hit .341 with two homers, 14 steals and an .804 OPS in 413 at-bats between high Class A and Double-A last season.