Marlins Release Greg Dobbs

MAY 6: The Marlins have released Dobbs, tweets’s Joe Frisaro.

APRIL 29: The Marlins announced that they have designated Greg Dobbs for assignment in order to clear roster space for Ed Lucas, who has been reinstated from the disabled list.

The 35-year-old Dobbs made just 13 pinch-hitting appearances for the Fish this season, collecting one hit. Last season, he appeared in a more regular (but still limited) role for Miami, batting .228/.303/.300 in 267 plate appearances.

Dobbs and the Marlins agreed to a one-year, $1.75MM contract extension last August that was the source of some controversy. Former president of baseball operations Larry Beinfest, who had not yet been fired at that time, was reportedly unaware of the contract negotiations, as Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria is said to have negotiated the deal with Dobbs and his agents entirely on his own.

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