Marlins designate Jose Lopez for assignment

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Jose Lopez was just jettisoned by a major league team for the second time in the past month.

According to Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald, the Marlins have designated Lopez for assignment and recalled outfielder Bryan Peterson from Triple-A New Orleans.

Lopez signed a minor league contract with the Marlins after being released by the Rockies in early-June. He had just three hits over 29 at-bats during his brief time with Florida. The 27-year-old has a pathetic .203/.233/.288 batting line over 129 plate appearances this season and a measly .582 OPS since the start of the 2010 season.

In an interesting twist of fate, right-hander Chaz Roe, who the Rockies sent to the Mariners to acquire Lopez in December, was also designated for assignment earlier this week.

Red Sox Triple-A team to ban people named Tyler and Austin from stadium on May 5 and 6 as part of promotion

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The Pawtucket Red Sox, obviously the Triple-A affiliate of the Red Sox, have come up with an interesting promotion for the weekend of May 5 and 6, when they host the Yankees’ Triple-A team from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

This, of course, references last week’s benches-clearing fracas between the Red Sox and Yankees that involved Joe Kelly and Tyler Austin. Kelly slid hard into second base, which upset Brock Holt. The benches emptied as the two jawed at each other, but no punches were thrown. Later in the game, Kelly threw at Austin and the benches emptied again. Punches were thrown this time and both players were given suspensions.

The major league Red Sox visit the Yankees May 8-10. As far as we’re aware, people named Joe or Kelly are allowed to attend.