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Marlins claim Christian Colon from Royals

Steve Lombardozzi was designated for assignment to create roster space.

MLB: Kansas City Royals at Minnesota Twins Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

The Marlins have claimed infielder Christian Colon off waivers from the Royals, according to an official announcement. To make room, infielder Steve Lombardozzi was designated for assignment.

Colon, who turned 28 this week, was designated for assignment by Kansas City last Wednesday to create roster space for relief call-ups Seth Maness and Al Alburquerque. He has hit just .176/.222/.176 in 19 plate appearances this season.

Colon, who has appeared at second base, shortstop and third base since breaking into the majors, provides an option for a Marlins infield that has lost Adeiny Hechavarria, Martin Prado and Miguel Rojas to injuries. Colon joins J.T. Riddle, Derek Dietrich and recent minor-league signee Mike Aviles as fill-in options for Miami.

Colon, the fourth overall pick in the 2010 draft, hit .263/.323/.329 and was a 1.8-WAR player in 125 games over four seasons for Kansas City. He won a World Series ring in 2015.