The Marlins announced that they have designated left-hander Brad Hand and outfielder Cole Gillespie for assignment. In related moves, Mike Dunn and Raudel Lazo have been placed on the 15-day disabled list and Carter Capps has been put on the 60-day DL, allowing the team to select the contracts of Craig Breslow, Dustin McGowan, and Chris Narveson.
Gillespie, 32 in June, spent nearly half of the 2015 season on the Marlins’ big league roster. In 157 plate appearances, the outfielder hit .290/.333/.428 with two home runs. Gillespie has also had short major league stints over five seasons with the D’Backs, Giants, Cubs, Mariners, and Blue Jays.
Hand, 26, has spent his entire career with the Marlins organization since being selected in the second-round of the 2008 draft. Over the last five years, Hand has pitched to a 4.71 ERA with 5.9 K/9 and 3.7 BB/9 (43 starts, 47 relief appearances). Hand has drawn trade interest in the past, so he might not be in limbo for long.
Now that Breslow has made Miami’s Opening Day roster, he will earn $1.5MM for the 2016 season. To keep up with the whereabouts of Hand, Gillespie, and all of the other players in DFA limbo, check out MLBTR’s DFA Tracker.