Found August 27, 2013 on MLB Injury News:
Casey Kotchman, who had been on a Minor League rehab assignment with the Miami Marlins, was recalled and then released by the club on Monday. As reported by Adam Berry of MLB.com, Kotchman signed a Minor League deal with the Marlins in the off season, but he played in only six games this year. In April, he landed on the disabled list due to a strained left hamstring.  Kotchman came off the DL in June, but then appeared in only four more games before going down with the oblique strain. Kotchman had been hitting well in Class-A Jupiter during his rehab stint. He was batting .295 with 18 rbi's in 18 games, but was 0 for 20 in six games with the Marlins this season. He has played with the  Angels, Braves, Red Sox, Mariners, Rays, Indians and Marlins over his 10 year Major League Career. He has a career .260 average with 71 home runs and 388 rbi's. Because he plays excellent defense, Kotchman should be able to land a job with another Major League team.
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