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Marlins expand NRI list with three additions

Outfielder Ortega, infielder Adames, righty Wimmers headed for big league camp
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MIAMI -- The stockpiling of roster depth continues for the Marlins, who have signed three more players with big league experience to Minor League contracts with invitations to Spring Training.

Outfielder Rafael Ortega, infielder Cristhian Adames and right-hander Alex Wimmers are the latest non-roster invitees who will be in camp when Spring Training opens in mid-February.

MIAMI -- The stockpiling of roster depth continues for the Marlins, who have signed three more players with big league experience to Minor League contracts with invitations to Spring Training.

Outfielder Rafael Ortega, infielder Cristhian Adames and right-hander Alex Wimmers are the latest non-roster invitees who will be in camp when Spring Training opens in mid-February.

Ortega, 26, was in the Padres system this year, appearing in 121 games in Triple-A and posting a slash line of .317/.383/.468 with six home runs and 53 RBIs. He struck out 49 times and drew 46 walks while stealing 26 bases.

In 2016, Ortega appeared in 66 games with the Angels, his last big league experience.

Adames, 26, played in 12 games for the Rockies, going hitless in 13 at-bats. At Triple-A Albuquerque, his slash line was .263/.317/.461 with 11 homers and 52 RBIs.

Mostly used at second base, Adames played some shortstop, third base and first base.

Wimmers, 29, was a first-round pick of the Twins in 2010, and he made his big league debut with Minnesota in 2016.

The right-hander threw 7 1/3 innings in six relief appearances with the Twins in 2017, posting a 4.91 ERA. He struck out seven and walked eight. But control wasn't an issue in 47 1/3 innings at Triple-A.

Wimmers had a record of 7-3 with a 3.23 ERA, striking out 48 and walking 11.

Joe Frisaro has covered the Marlins for MLB.com since 2002. Follow him on Twitter @JoeFrisaro and listen to his podcast.

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