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Marlins take three players in Rule 5 Draft

The Marlins acquired outfielder Alfredo Silverio from the Los Angeles Dodgers, pitcher Braulio Lara from the Tampa Bay Rays and pitcher Tyler Kehrer from the Los Angeles Angels in the Major League phase of the Rule 5 Draft on Thursday morning.

Silverio, 25, missed the entire 2012 season recovering from Tommy John surgery. He posted a .306 average (163x533) with 90 runs scored, 42 doubles, 18 triples, 16 home runs and 85 RBI in 132 games with double-A Chattanooga in 2011, earning Southern League All-Star honors. Silverio was signed by the Dodgers in 2003 as a non-drafted free agent and has compiled a career average of .287 with 372 runs scored, 147 doubles, 45 triples, 65 home runs and 358 RBI in 654 games.

Lara, 23, was 6-10 with a 5.71 ERA (112.0 IP/71 ER) in 25 games, including 21 starts, with single-A Charlotte in the Tampa Bay Rays system. In 93 career minor league games, the Bani, Dominican Republic native has gone 24-30 with a 4.41 ERA (387.2/190).

Kehrer, 24, went 2-3 with a 5.82 ERA (38.2 IP/25 ER) in 33 games for Inland Empire last season. In 109 career appearances, the 2009 Compensation round A pick of the Los Angeles Angels has gone 13-12 with a 4.72 ERA (257.1/135).

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