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