Kotchman, Sanabia transferred to 60-day DL
To make space on the 40-man roster for outfield prospects Christian Yelich and Jake Marisnick, the Marlins on Tuesday made a few corresponding moves.
First baseman Casey Kotchman and right-hander Alex Sanabia were each transferred to the 60-day disabled list.
Miami also recalled infielder Chris Valaika from his rehab assignment, activated him from the 60-day disabled list, and then designated him for assignment.
Yelich and Marisnick officially had their contracts selected from Double-A Jacksonville on Tuesday. Respectively, they are ranked by MLB.com as Miami’s top two prospects.
Kotchman has been on the disabled list since June 10 with a left oblique strain, while Sanabia has been sidelined since May 27 with a right groin injury.
Valaika fractured his left wrist in early May, which required surgery. The utility infielder was sent to Triple-A New Orleans on rehab assignment on July 18.
– Joe Frisaro