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Veteran Green expected to be designated for assignment when Marlins recall Hechavarria off disabled list

Assuming all goes well in his final minor league assignment, the Marlins will be getting their starting shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria back for the start of their 10-game road trip Thursday in Philadelphia and waving good-bye to 34-year old veteran Nick Green to make room.

Although the Marlins didn't make any formal roster move announcements after Wednesday afternoon's 7-6 loss to the Mets, Green said he was packing his stuff and preparing to head home.

Out of options, Green, who doubled twice Wednesday and raised his average to .321 (1 HR, 3 RBI) in the eight games he's played in for Miami this season, will be designated for assignment once Hechavarria is recalled. If he clears waivers, he can either accept a reassignment to the minors with the Marlins or try to sign with another team through free agency. It sounded Wednesday like Green was leaning toward the latter.

"It’s disappointing," Green said of potentially severing ties with the Marlins. "Everybody wants to be in the big leagues and you got to try to do the best you can when you get a chance. That’s all I could do."