The Marlins released veteran catcher Matt Treanor to create room on their 40-man roster for Thursday's Rule V Draft. Treanor, who had been with the Marlins organization since 1997 -- longer than any active player in the system -- is eligible for salary arbitration.
The Marlins have been shopping around for outside catching help in support of John Baker, but could turn to Mike Rabelo for that role if nothing materializes between now and the start of the season
After the Orioles traded catcher Ramon Hernandez to Cincinnati on Wednesday, the Marlins tried to work out a deal with Baltimore for Treanor. But talks fizzled late.
The Marlins' 40-man roster now stands at 39 players, enabling Florida to participate in Thursday morning's Rule V Draft.
Treanor, 32, was used primarily by the Marlins in a backup role the past five seasons. He hit .238 last season with two home runs and underwent a sports hernia operation in October.
He is married to Olympic beach volleyball gold medalist Misty May-Treanor.