Thearon W. Henderson

Miami Marlins option Derek Dietrich to Triple-A for defensive problems

The Miami Marlins opted for a radical move to fix Derek Dietrich's defensive struggles. They chose to option him to Triple-A New Orleans despite his success at the plate.

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Marlins place Furcal on 15-day DL, recall Dietrich

Rafael Furcal has suffered another setback in a frustrating 2014 season, as he re-injured his hamstring and will return to the disabled list. Derek Dietrich takes his place on the roster again.

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Dietrich optioned: How many runs can Marlins save?

The Miami Marlins demoted Derek Dietrich to let him work on his defensive problems without harming the team. But can the Fish save runs with this approach, and just how many runs?

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Dietrich optioned: Marlins making room for Furcal

The Miami Marlins' demotion of Derek Dietrich does not appear to be a short-term change, because Rafael Furcal may be ready to join the Major League team from rehab shortly.

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Dietrich optioned: Marlins promote Justin Bour

The Miami Marlins have purchased the contract of first baseman Justin Bour from Triple-A New Orleans. He will replace Derek Dietrich on the Marlins's roster.

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Marlins option Dietrich to provide playing time

The Miami Marlins stepped up their attempts to resolve Derek Dietrich's defensive woes, as they optioned the young second baseman to Triple-A New Orleans to get his game together. This is a better alternative to benching him in the majors.

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