The Marlins announce the claiming of OF Bruce Aven off waivers from the Cleveland Indians. The 26 year old Aven struggled in AAA Buffalo due to a ligament transplant surgery on his right elbow. He made his Major League Debut on August 27, 1997 at Anaheim. Aven .211 with a double and two RBI in 13 games in the Major Leagues. Aven had an excellent 1997 at AAA Buffalo, hitting 17 home runs, 27 doubles, and 77 RBI while being named to the AAA All-Star team.