The Marlins released Hunter Jones, according to Joe Capozzi of the Palm Beach Post (via Twitter). Jones and Jose Alvarez joined the Marlins last November in the Jeremy Hermida deal. Jones, who was born about 80 miles from Miami, appeared in three major league games in early May and held the opposition scoreless in 1.2 innings.
In 45.1 innings for the Triple A New Orleans Zephyrs, Jones has a 4.17 ERA with 6.2 K/9 and 4.4 BB/9 this season. The 26-year-old left-hander relies on a high-80s fastball and a high-70s slider, according to data on FanGraphs. MLB.com's Joe Frisaro reports that Jones will likely undergo Tommy John surgery (Twitter link). The Marlins have offered to re-sign him for 2011.