Corner infielder Josh Satin has retired, Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports. Satin was in the Padres’ organization at Triple-A El Paso, where he was hitting a meager .182/.250/.273 in 49 plate appearances.
Satin, 31, last played in the majors in 2014 with the Mets, the team that drafted him in the sixth round of the 2008 draft. He spent parts of four seasons in the majors.
We wish the best of luck to Satin in his post-baseball life.
The Marlins designated utilityman Derek Dietrich for assignment, Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald reports. This comes amid a flurry of moves on Tuesday night as teams prepare their rosters ahead of the Rule 5 draft next month.
Dietrich, 29, is coming off another strong season in which he hit .265/.330/.421 with 16 home runs, 45 RBI, and 72 runs scored in 551 plate appearances. He played all over the diamond, spending most of his time in left field and at first base. Dietrich also played some second base, third base, and right field.
Dietrich is entering his third of four years of arbitration eligibility. He earned $2.9 million this past season and MLB Trade Rumors projects him to earn $4.8 million in 2019. Cutting Dietrich represents a bit more than 4 million in savings for the rebuilding and perennially small-market Marlins. Dietrich should draw some interest, so the Marlins could end up trading him rather soon.
Wonder how J.T. Realmuto, now the longest-tenured Marlin, is feeling right about now.