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 reassigned 17 players to the minors Monday, which included optioning top pitching prospect Andrew Heaney to Double-A Jacksonville. Catcher Rob Brantly was also optioned to Triple-A New Orleans. Joining Brantly at New Orleans are Sam Dyson and Brian Flynn, who was competing for a spot in the team's rotation. Edgar Olmos was optioned to Jacksonville. The Marlins also reassigned Nick Wittgren, Bryan Evans, James Leverton, Greg Nappo, Adam Conley, Josh Spence, Rett Varner, Austin Barnes, Danny Black, Mark Canha, Colin Moran and Joe Benson to minor-league camp. Moran, who was the sixth overall pick in the 2013 MLB draft, is one of the team's top hitting prospects.
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