Marlins Take Outfielder Alfredo Silverio and LHP Braulio Lara In Major League Phase of Rule 5 Draft
Club Selects LHP Tyler Kehrer in Triple-A Phase
NASHVILLE - The Marlins today acquired outfielder Alfredo Silverio from the Los Angeles Dodgers and Braulio Lara from the Tampa Bay Rays in the Major League phase of the Rule 5 Draft.
Silverio, 25, missed the entire 2012 season recovering from Tommy John surgery. He posted a .306 average (163x533) with 90 runs scored, 42 doubles, 18 triples, 16 home runs and 85 RBI in 132 games with double-A Chattanooga in 2011, earning Southern League All-Star honors. Silverio was signed by the Dodgers in 2003 as a non-drafted free agent and has compiled a career average of .287 with 372 runs scored, 147 doubles, 45 triples, 65 home runs and 358 RBI in 654 games.
Lara, 23, was 6-10 with a 5.71 ERA (112.0 IP/71 ER) in 25 games, including 21 starts, with single-A Charlotte in the Tampa Bay Rays system. In 93 career minor league games, the Bani, Dominican Republic native has gone 24-30 with a 4.41 ERA (387.2/190).
Kehrer, 24, went 2-3 with a 5.82 ERA (38.2 IP/25 ER) in 33 games for Inland Empire last season. In 109 career appearances, the 2009 Compensation round A pick of the Los Angeles Angels has gone 13-12 with a 4.72 ERA (257.1/135).
Additional information on the 2013 Marlins is available on the team's official website, www.marlins.com.