Marlins send down INF Derek Dietrich, others to Triple A

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By Dave George, Palm Beach Post Sports Columnist

The Miami Marlins celebrate Derek Dietrich's game-winning home run in the ninth inning against the Washington Nationals in Grapefruit League action on Tuesday, March 10, 2015, in Jupiter, Fla. The Marlins won, 2-1. (Pedro Portal/Miami Herald/TNS) The Miami Marlins celebrate Derek Dietrich’s game-winning home run in the ninth inning against the Washington Nationals in Grapefruit League action on Tuesday, March 10, 2015, in Jupiter, Fla. The Marlins won, 2-1. (Pedro Portal/Miami Herald/TNS)

JUPITER – Derek Dietrich started a lot of games at second base in the first two months of the 2014 season when Rafael Furcal wasn’t ready to go, but the infielder won’t even win a roster spot with the improved Miami Marlins this spring.

Dietrich, 25, is one of five players the Marlins optioned to Triple-A New Orleans today. The others are catcher J.T. Realmuto, infielders Justin Bour and Miguel Rojas and pitcher Andre Rienzo. Also, pitcher Chris Narveson, a non-roster invitee to spring training, was reassigned to minor-league camp.

“These are guys that we felt like weren’t going to make the team and we want…

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