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Marisnick down to Triple-A; Lucas heading back up

Marisnick down to Triple-A; Lucas heading back up

MIAMI -- The Marlins optioned Jake Marisnick back to Triple-A New Orleans following Tuesday night's 3-0 win over the Nationals. Infielder Ed Lucas is expected to rejoin the team in time for Wednesday's day game at Marlins Park.

Lucas knocked six hits in his eight-game stint (.222) with the Zephyrs that began after the Marlins sent him down on July 20 to make room for infielder Jordany Valdespin.

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In 51 games with the Marlins this season, Lucas' glove has proven to be a valuable asset, as he has split time covering second base and shortstop. Meanwhile, he's posted a .239 average and a .276 on-base percentage.

Marisnick, who was recalled on Monday, appeared as a pinch-hitter and struck out swinging during the sixth inning of Monday night's 7-6 comeback win over the Nationals.

Joe Frisaro is a reporter for MLB.com. He writes a blog, called The Fish Pond. Follow him on Twitter Less