ARLINGTON, Texas -- Jose Lopez's stint with the Marlins is over. The former All-Star, signed on June 9th after being cut by the Rockies, was designated for assignment Saturday after playing in just 12 games with the Marlins.
The Marlins recalled Pacific Coast League All-Star and outfielder Bryan Petersen to take his place. This will be Petersen's fourth stint with the Marlins in the big leagues. A career .290 hitter in the minors and former fourth round pick in 2007, Petersen was hitting .351 in 67 games for the Triple A New Orleans (10th best batting average in the Pacific Coast League) with 21 doubles, 11 homers, 26 RBI and six stolen bases.
Petersen has never been able to get significant playing time with the Marlins before, making just one career start in 27 games. He's had 28 at-bats in the big leagues and has just two hits, 2 runs and 2 RBI. He went 0-for-4 with a walk and a run scored from May 2-11 in his previous call-up.
No word yet if Petersen will still participate in the Triple A All-Star Game July 13th in Salt Lake City.
Logan Morrison welcomed Petersen to the Dallas area with this tweet: "Dallas just got a little bit Hotter with the arrival of teen heartthrob @Peteypipes."