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NL East: Marlins acquire Colon, demote Koehler

Check out what’s happening in the National League East.

MLB: Chicago White Sox at Kansas City Royals Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

The Marlins have acquired Christian Colon off of waivers from Kansas City. The infielder slashed a mere .176/.222/.176 for the Royals, however that’s not the bulk of why Miami picked him up. The team is starved for defensive depth, and Colon is a low risk, big return type of situation. With Prado and Rojas both missing in action, Colon is about to see a lot of playing time for the Marlins.

In contrasting news, Miami has sent pitcher Tom Koehler to Triple-A after he surrendered eight runs to the Astros after just three innings. But this wasn’t just one rough outing for Koehler. The righty has had a difficult start to the year, earning only one win and lugging around a 7.04 ERA. The club has yet to announce who will take the open roster spot.

Here’s what else is goin’ down in the National League East:

  • The Mets have finally officially placed Asdrubal Cabrera on the disabled list. Now we can all have closure.