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Marlins call up Derek Dietrich to start at second base

May 8, 2013, 1:50 PM EST

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Donovan Solano and Chris Valaika are injured, so the Marlins have called up prospect Derek Dietrich from Double-A to take over as their starting second baseman.

Dietrich was the Rays’ second-round pick in 2010 and the Marlins acquired him in exchange for Yunel Escobar this offseason.

While not considered a top prospect, Dietrich has put up solid numbers in the minors as a second baseman/shortstop, including hitting .282 with four homers and a .913 OPS in 28 games at Double-A as a 23-year-old this season.

  1. proudlycanadian - May 8, 2013 at 2:34 PM

    I thought that the Marlins made a smart move when they flipped Escobar to the short stop needy Rays in trade for Dietrich. So far, Escobar has not played particularly well for the Rays.

    • GoneYickitty - May 8, 2013 at 3:32 PM

      Yunel sucks. I can’t believe he keeps getting chances.

    • hittfamily - May 8, 2013 at 11:56 PM

      He was on a roll until he got injured. He batted .090 for the first 2 weeks, but raised it over .200 in a one week span, including 2 homers in 3 days.

  2. Old Gator - May 8, 2013 at 3:32 PM

    The AA Feesh. This gets more ridiculous by the minute.

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