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Fish Bites: Marlins lose Ed Lucas on waivers

Marlins infielder Ed Lucas was claimed off of waivers by the Texas Rangers on Saturday. Plus links on Jordany Valdespin and former Marlin Josh Beckett.

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-Rangers get INF Lucas from Miami on waiver claim | www.palmbeachpost.com

The Texas Rangers have acquired infielder Ed Lucas from the Miami Marlins on a waiver claim. The Rangers got the 32-year-old Lucas on Friday. Lucas hit .251 with one home run and nine RBIs in 69 games for Miami last season. He played all four infield spots, and also saw time in left field and right field.

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-Lucas claimed by Texas; Valdespin to Triple-A | marlins.com

Ed Lucas, dependable in a utility role the past two seasons for the Marlins, was claimed off waivers Friday by the Rangers. Also on Friday, Miami outrighted infielder Jordany Valdespin to Triple-A New Orleans. The two moves are among the first of the offseason housecleaning, as the organization puts in place its plan to shape up the roster.

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-Statcast: A groundbreaking look at top LCS plays | MLB.com

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