The Miami Marlins have claimed Infielder Christian Colon from the Kansas City Royals today. In a corresponding move, the club has designated utility man Steven Lombardozzi for assignment.
Lombardozzi went without a hit in a brief taste of the majors this season, and hit an underwhelming .250/.289/.317 line at Triple-A. The only reason he was called upon at all was out of pure desperation. Colon will give the Marlins a bit more depth for their injury ravaged infield.
Colon, remembered both as a 1st round bust and a world series hero, has hit just .176/.222/.176 this season over 17 plate appearances. Overall, he has hit .263/.323/.329 over four seasons with the Royals. Colon also brings strong infield defense and versatility with the ability to play second, third and short in a pinch.
At the very least, Colon will give the Marlins some much needed infield depth while Prado, Riddle, Hech and Rojas are all on the mend.