Marlins' first wave of cuts includes 6 prospects

No. 2-ranked Harrison reassigned to Minor League camp

March 9th, 2018

JUPITER, Fla. -- The Marlins made their first wave of cuts on Friday, and among them are six of their top prospects, including outfielder .

Harrison, ranked by MLB Pipeline as Miami's No. 2 prospect, was reassigned to Minor League camp.

In all, the Marlins made 14 moves, reducing their Spring Training roster to 53.

Other top-rated prospects sent down were right-handers (No. 10), (14), (16), (22) and (24).

Gallen, Neidert and Richards were reassigned to Minor League camp, while Gonzalez and Lopez were optioned to Double-A Jacksonville.

The Marlins also optioned right-hander and catcher to Triple-A New Orleans and right-hander Miguel del Pozo to Jacksonville.

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Also reassigned to Minor League camp were right-handers and , along with catcher and infielders and .

None of the moves are a surprise.

Harrison, who was not on the 40-man roster, was acquired from the Brewers in the trade. In nine Grapefruit League appearances, Harrison had 15 at-bats, batting .133 with two doubles and three RBIs. He is refining his swing, and he projects to open at Jacksonville or Class A Advanced Jupiter.

Neidert, Gallen, Gonzalez and Lopez were acquired in trades either in the offseason or dating back to last July. Richards is a homegrown prospect who finished up last year at Jacksonville, and he could wind up at New Orleans.