Diaz to DL, Brown added to roster

MIAMI — The Marlins are dealing with yet another injury.

On Monday afternoon, the team placed Matt Diaz on the 15-day disabled list with a left knee bone contusion. Filling Diaz’s roster spot is Jordan Brown, who had his contract selected from Triple-A New Orleans.

Diaz has seen minimal playing time since being selected from New Orleans on May 2. In 10 games, the 35-year-old has appeared in 10 games and is 3-for-18 (.167).

Diaz was a right-handed bat off the bench option who could play left field. Now, the club has added another left-handed bat in Brown.

Brown has been used mostly at first base at New Orleans, and he also is an option for left field. He is back in the big leagues for the first time since 2010.

Brown, 29, has 26 games of MLB experience while with the Indians in ’10. He batted .230 in 87 at-bats with seven doubles and two RBIs.

The California native was a fourth-round pick of Cleveland in 2005.

At New Orleans, Brown is hitting .261 with six doubles, one home run and 12 RBIs in 37 games.

Joe Frisaro

1 Comment

Brown replaces Diaz? When is someone going to give Kyle Jensen a chance? Isn’t he on the 40 man roster? He has done more than most Marlin minor leaguers from what I see…..

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