Marlins make four moves

JUPITER, Fla. — And now 27 remain.

The Marlins moved closer to setting their Opening Day roster on Tuesday after they made four moves in the morning.

Outfielder Dewayne Wise, who has been bothered by a sprained big left toe, was reassigned to Minor League camp. Infielder Ozzie Martinez and catcher Brad Davis were optioned to Triple-A New Orleans, and right-hander Jhan Marinez was optioned to Double-A Jacksonville.

There are now 27 players in camp, and the team has to be down to 25 by Thursday.

Still up for grabs is the final bullpen spots, as well as backup catcher. John Baker, who is recovering from Tommy John surgery, remains on the bubble. In the bullpen, Edward Mujica, Brian Sanches and Burke Badenhop appear to be in the mix for two spots.

Wise, a non-roster invitee, had been in strong position to make the club. But for about 10 days he’s been hampered by a sore big left toe. He visited the doctors on Monday.

Scott Cousins, who is on the 40-man roster, now appears to be on the club as the fourth outfielder.

Joe Frisaro


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