8/26/2013 3:58 P.M. ET
Kotchman activated off disabled list, released
By Adam Berry / MLB.com
The Marlins announced Monday that first baseman Casey Kotchman has been recalled from his rehabilitation assignment, activated from the disabled list and released.
Kotchman signed a Minor League deal with the Marlins in the offseason, but he played in only six games this year. He played two games in April and then hit the disabled list due to a strained left hamstring. Kotchman came off the DL in June and played four games before going down again with an oblique strain.
While rehabbing with Class A Jupiter, Kotchman was batting .295 with 18 RBIs in 18 games.
Kotchman did not record a hit in 20 at-bats for Miami. The former first-round Draft pick posted a .229/.280/.333 batting line for the Indians in 2012 after bursting back onto the scene with the Rays in 2011, when Kotchman hit .306/.378/.422 and provided strong defense at first base.
The 30-year-old is a career .260/.326/.385 hitter over parts of 10 seasons with the Angels, Braves, Red Sox, Mariners, Rays, Indians and Marlins.