The Marlins have announced that lefty Mike Strong has been designated for assignment, presumably to clear roster space for Wei-Yin Chen. Meanwhile, the previously-designate Andre Rienzo has cleared outright waivers and been assigned to Triple-A.
Strong was claimed from the Brewers earlier in the winter. He’s yet to crack the majors, and only just reached Triple-A last year. The 27-year-old struggled in dozen appearances there, but had thrown 49 2/3 strong frames at the Double-A level (2.54 ERA, 8.9 K/9 vs. 3.6 BB/9) earlier in the year.