Since the 25-man roster is starting to come into focus and with the announcement of the starting center fielder - you did read scoutingbook's diary, didn't you? The team also made some other transactional moves.
Outfielder Eric Reed was optioned to Triple-A Albuquerque, and catcher Paul Hoover, infielder Zach Sorensen and pitcher Roy Corcoran were told they would be reassigned to the minors when the Marlins break camp.
The ones released wasn't because they sucked and the organization had to get rid of them in order to save face. (Okay, it is a possibility in one of the cases that is true.) They were released to give them a chance to land on another major league club.