Tracy signed as free agent
With doubt that Chris Coghlan will play again for the Marlins this season, the team made a move on Thursday to add depth to their third base position.
Chad Tracy, 30, was signed as a free agent. The veteran infielder, who broke in with Arizona in 2004, appeared in 28 games for the Cubs this season.
Tracy adds another left-handed bat to the lineup. And he can split time at third base with Wes Helms.
The Marlins plan on converting Coghlan to third base. But Coghlan is on the disabled list with a torn meniscus in his left knee, and it is unclear if he will play again this season.
Tracy batted .250 in 44 at-bats with the Cubs this year. He last played in the big leagues on June 24.
To make room for Tracy, outfielder Bryan Petersen was optioned to Triple-A New Orleans.
In another move that was made official on Thursday, catcher Brett Hayes was re-instated off the disabled list, and catcher Brad Davis was optioned to New Orleans.
– Joe Frisaro