Hunter Jones' homecoming didn't last very long.
The Palm Beach Gardens native and left-handed reliever, acquired from the Red Sox along with another minor leaguer in the Jeremy Hermida trade in November, was released by the Marlins Tuesday to help make room on the 40-man roster for the two newest additions to the bullpen.
Jones was 0-5 with a 4.17 ERA in 45 1/3 innings and seven starts for Triple A New Orleans. That leaves left-handed pitcher Jose Alvarez (6-2, 3.69 ERA with Single A Greensboro) as the Marlins only remaining piece in the Hermida trade. Hermida, who is on the disabled list with a fractured left rib cage, is hitting .217 with a .268 on base percentage, five homers and 27 RBI in 45 games for the Red Sox.
Jones made a brief appearance for the Marlins in May. He pitched in three games and retired five of the six hitters he faced, three via strikeout in 1 2/3 innings.
HANLEY BACK IN LINEUP: Hanley Ramirez's tight left hamstring is apparently feeling better. He's back in the lineup at shortstop and in his usual No. 3 spot in the order. Ramirez strained his hamstring Saturday night and didn't play Sunday.
MARLINS LINEUP: 1. Chris Coghlan LF, 2. Gaby Sanchez 1B, 3. Hanley Ramirez SS, 4. Jorge Cantu DH, 5. Dan Uggla 2B, 6. Cody Ross CF, 7. Mike Stanton RF, 8. West Helms 3B, 9. Ronny Paulino C, 10. Anibal Sanchez RHP.