The Marlins acquired infielder Christian Colon off waivers from the Royals, the team announced Tuesday.
Since losing Miguel Rojas and Martin Prado, the Marlins have reportedly been seeking external options for infield help. Kansas City designated Colon for assignment after a slow start over seven games.
Colon hit .176/.222/.176 without a home run or RBI with the Royals.
While adding Colon will likely prove to be a potential low-risk, high-reward type move, he hasn’t played in many major league contests the last few seasons. In 2016, Colon appeared in 54 games with the Royals, hitting .231/.294/.293 with one home run and 13 RBIs.
Steve Lombardozzi was designated for assignment in the corresponding roster move. Lombardozzi was signed for minor league depth but quickly joined the Marlins as a result of the injuries.
Colon could receive a considerable amount of playing time in the absence of Rojas and Prado on the left side of Miami’s infield.