Colon cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A New Orleans on Tuesday, Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald reports. The 28-year-old struggled with a .152/.243/.182 slash line in 35 plate appearances after being claimed off waivers by the Marlins in mid-May. The utility infielder provides plenty of defensive versatility, but he didn't flash enough offensively in 2017 to remain on the 40-man roster.
Colon was designated for assignment by the Marlins on Friday, Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald reports. With Martin Prado (hamstring) returning from a long stay on the disabled list, Colon was no longer needed as third base depth. The 28-year-old slashed just .152/.243/.182 in 33 at-bats for the Marlins, and carries a combined .160/.236/.180 triple slash in 50 at-bats between Miami and Kansas City this season.
Colon has only three hits in 19 at-bats since joining the Marlins. The 28-year-old was claimed off waivers by the Marlins in mid May, but the change in scenery has not yet yielded different results. Colon is slashing .167/.211/.194 with zero RBI for the season, and will most likely continue to see only sporadic opportunities with Martin Prado and Adeiny Hechavarria still on the disabled list.
Colon got the start at third base Thursday with left-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu on the mound for the Dodgers, going 0-for-2 before being replaced by Derek Dietrich. It looks like Colon will be platooning at third with Dietrich while Martin Prado (hamstring) is on the DL. The former Royal is just 3-for-19 on the season and is still looking for his first extra-base hit, but with a steady (if small) role on the Marlins he could begin to get comfortable at the plate.
Colon was designated for assignment by the Royals on Wednesday. Since the start of the season, Colon has appeared in just seven games and gone 3-for-17 (.176) at the plate. In a corresponding move, the Royals selected Al Alburquerque's contract from Triple-A Omaha.