DENVER -- After beating the Rockies, 6-5, on Saturday night, the Marlins made two moves to create room on the roster for outfielder Emilio Bonifacio and infielder Donnie Murphy, who are returning from the disabled list.
Infielder Gil Velazquez was designated for assignment, while outfielder Scott Cousins was optioned to Triple-A New Orleans.
Cousins, who had been recalled from New Orleans on June 15, hit .167 (13-for-78) in 46 games with one homer and three RBIs.
The Marlins selected the contract of Velazquez from New Orleans on Thursday when they put infielder Nick Green (left thumb sprain) on the DL. Velazquez started the past two games at third base in place of Greg Dobbs, who is dealing with a left oblique strain.
On Saturday night, Velazquez, 32, got his first hit in the Majors since Sept. 28, 2011, with the Angels. He has now played in 15 Major League games -- nine with the Red Sox in 2008 and '09, and four with the Angels last season