Found April 25, 2013 on FF Locker Room:
MLB News: The Miami Marlins claimed left handed pitcher Duane Below off of waivers from the Detroit Tigers. They have decided to option him to Triple-A New Orleans. Below had bounced back and forth from the minors to the majors the past couple of years for Detroit. Fantasy Ramifications: Below holds no fantasy baseball value. The post Miami Marlins Claim Pitcher Duane Below From the Detroit Tigers appeared first on FFLockerRoom | NFL - MLB News | Fantasy Sports Advice | Sports Talk.

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