Marlins Release Wes Helms

The Marlins have released infielder Wes Helms, according to Joe Capozzi of the Palm Beach Post (via Twitter).

Helms, 35, was hitting .193/.279/.239 at the time of his release. The Marlins signed him to a one-year, $1MM extension through 2011 last August, at which point there was talk of him remaining with the organization beyond his playing days as a coach.

Helms is a career .256/.318/.405 hitter in parts of 13 seasons with the Braves, Brewers, Marlins and Phillies, mostly as a reserve and pinch-hitter. His best season was in 2003, when he hit .261/.330/.450 with 23 homers as an everyday player for Milwaukee.

The past few seasons haven't been especially productive ones for Helms, so there's a chance he could call it a career here.

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3 years 5 months ago

You all wish you played even 1 game in college, the minors or the pros…It’s evident by your words, that you know nothing about the game of baseball, and what it takes to even step foot on a MLB field…stop hating…Wes was a fixture because of his work ethic, timely hits, RBI’s, leadership, and professionalism. ¬†Vaughn