Romero was put on the disabled list after suffering a contusion on his left foot, Guy Curtright of MiLB.com reports. Romero had played just one game at High-A Jupiter, where he went 1-for-4 with a double, before being placed on the disabled list. He'd begun the season at Double-A Jacksonville, but struggled as he slashed just .190/.299/.290. The severity of the contusion has yet to be determined, so there's no timetable for his return date at this point.
The Marlins have optioned pitcher Jose Urena to Triple-A New Orleans and pitcher Kendry Flores to Double-A Jacksonville, the team announced Sunday. Urena allowed three hits and one walk in two scoreless innings this spring while striking out three. Flores didn't see action in a Grapefruit League game. The Marlins also re-assigned outfielders Austin Wates and Kenny Wilson, second baseman Avery Romero and pitchers Nick Wittgren and Trevor Williams to minor-league camp. The moves leave the team's spring roster at 53 players.
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.
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