Lee was outrighted to Double-A Jacksonville on Monday. Lee made his big-league debut in 2018, though he hit just .176/.222/.176 across eight games with the Marlins and spent the majority of the season on the farm (hitting a combined .233/.316/.294 across three levels). With multiple prospects ahead of him on Miami's depth chart, Lee looks to be an organizational depth piece in 2019.
Lee was designated for assignment by the Marlins on Tuesday, Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald reports. After Lee struggled in his major-league debut in 2018 -- hitting just .176/.222/.176 across eight games -- the Marlins decided he was expendable and his 40-man spot better used elsewhere. Lee will now take a spin through waivers to determine his next landing spot.
Lee (hamstring) was reinstated from the 7-day disabled list at Triple-A New Orleans on Monday, New Orleans radio broadcaster Tim Grubbs reports. Lee was shut down for about a month after sustaining the hamstring injury in late April. Prior to rejoining the Triple-A club Tuesday and going 2-for-5 with a pair of runs in New Orleans' 9-8 win over Sacramento, Lee appeared in 11 rehab games between High-A Jupiter and Double-A Jacksonville, so it appears he has been reasonably healthy for quite some time. The 24-year-old will likely get another cup of coffee with the big club at some point later this season, but it may take an injury or two for him to see consistent starts in the Miami outfield.
Lee hasn't played in Triple-A New Orleans' last two games due to a hamstring injury, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports. New Orleans has thus far resisted moving Lee to the 7-day disabled list, though that could change if the outfielder fails to demonstrate meaningful progress in the next day or two. Lee, who appeared in eight games with the big club earlier this season, is hitting .186/.265/.186 at New Orleans.
Lee was optioned to Triple-A New Orleans on Friday, Andre Fernandez of the Miami Herald reports. Lee struggled in his first taste of the majors, going just 3-for-17 (.176) with eight strikeouts. He'll head back to the minors for more seasoning, allowing veteran outfielder J.B. Shuck to head to the big leagues.