Lazo was designated for assignment Thursday, Andre Fernandez of the Miami Herald reports. This is mostly a procedural move, as the Marlins had to find a way to clear a spot on the 40-man roster for the recently promoted Destin Hood. Lazo has worked his way up to the Triple-A level, where he's posted an impressive 1.78 ERA across 30.1 innings of work.
Lazo was reinstated from the DL and optioned to High-A Jupiter on Thursday, Joe Capozzi of the Palm Beach Post reports. The nature of Lazo's injury remains unclear, but the Marlins will keep Lazo at the High-A level after he split last season between High-A and Double-A before a brief, seven-game cup of coffee with the Marlins. If the 27-year-old fares well, he could be in line for another call up later in the year.
Lazo (undisclosed) has been placed on the 15-day DL retroactive to March 25. Lazo will first be eligible to offer his services out of the bullpen April 9. Until then, look for Edwin Jackson or Craig Breslow to be called upon in hold opportunities.
The Marlins announced that they have recalled pitcher Raudel Lazo from Double-A Jacksonville on Wednesday. The 26-year-old left-hander was 4-3 with a 2.23 ERA in 26 relief appearances between Class-A Jupiter and Jacksonville in 2015. He also posted a 44:9 K:BB ratio in his 34 1/3 innings of work. He has never pitched in the big leagues after being signed by the Marlins back in 2012.
The Marlins began trimming their roster for the first time this spring and shuffled 11 players Friday. Relief pitcher Scott Maine was optioned to Triple-A New Orleans, while relief pitcher Arquimedes Caminero and third baseman Zack Cox were optioned to Double-A Jacksonville. Pitchers Michael Brady, Adam Conley, Brian Flynn, Raudel Lazo, shortstop Danny Black, third baseman Derek Dietrich and outfielder Kevin Mattison were all reassigned to Miami's minor-league camp.
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