Barring an unforseen setback, the Marlins are set to designate Nick Green for assignment, according to Joe Frisaro of MLB.com. Shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria is eligible to come off the disabled list on Thursday and chances are he will be reinstated, meaning that the club will have to make roster space for him.
Green, 34, is understandably disappointed by the pending move as he has been playing well for the Marlins. The infielder has a .292/.321/.417 slash line so far this year in a small sample size of 30 plate appearances. For his career, Green has hit .237/.304/.349 across eight big league campaigns.
The veteran signed a minor league deal with the Marlins in January and was called up earlier this month. Green spent the bulk of 2012 in Triple-A, where he hit .344/.397/.599 in 63 games for New Orleans.