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

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