Green designated, Lucas gets first big league shot

MIAMI — The Marlins have switched up their utility infielder role.

Nick Green on Wednesday was designated for assignment, and Miami selected the contract of Ed Lucas from Triple-A New Orleans.

Green, a natural middle infielder, had been seeing action at first base against left-handed starters. Lucas, 31, is more of a natural corner infielder, who played mostly third base at New Orleans.

Lucas, 31, an eighth-round pick of the Royals in 2004, has never played in the big leagues. He has seen action in 10 Minor League seasons, and got the call after batting .304 with five home runs and 14 RBIs for the Zephyrs.

Green batted .236 in 18 games for Miami.

Joe Frisaro

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