The Marlins have announced that they’ve designated lefty Cody Ege for assignment. They also announced a variety of other moves — they’ve placed closer A.J. Ramos on the 15-day DL, as anticipated, with a finger fracture, and optioned lefty Hunter Cervenka to Triple-A New Orleans. They’ve also recalled righty Austin Brice from New Orleans and selected the contract of lefty Chris Narveson. Brice and Narveson should help ease the burden on the Marlins’ bullpen after the team’s 14-inning game yesterday.
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The Marlins acquired the 25-year-old Ege last season when they sent Sam Dyson to Texas. Ege has spent most of the season in bullpen with New Orleans, where he’s posted a 4.50 ERA with 7.2 K/9 and 5.5 BB/9 in 44 innings. He also appeared in five games with the Marlins, the first of his big-league career. The Marlins selected his contract in April. The 2013 15th-round pick has a career 2.63 ERA, 10.5 K/9 and 3.3 BB/9 in parts of four minor league seasons.