The trade of Morrison has almost completed the Marlins’ makeover of its infield. The Marlins signed Rafael Furcal to play second base, will start the aforementioned Jones at first base, and keep Adeiny Hechavarria at shortstop. The big hole at third base has yet to be filled by the Marlins and may not be in the near future. The Marlins have plenty of time to fill the position, which will be a player keeping the seat warm until Colin Moran is ready to take over on the main roster.
Capps was the Mariners’ third-round pick in 2011 and has struggled in the majors so far with a 5.04 ERA, but he throws in the high-90s and has racked up 94 strikeouts in 84 innings after posting awesome numbers in the minors. He’s also 23 years old, so there’s definitely plenty of upside for a late-inning bullpen role in Miami.
The Marlins reportedly were intent on dealing Morrison after signing free agent Garrett Jones to play first base. Morrison hit .242 with six home runs and 36 RBI in 84 games with the Marlins last season.
lineup with Robinson Cano, playing behind Felix Hernandez and possibly David Price. The enthusiasm is sure to come, just not yet. The news of his career as a Miami Marlin coming to an end is too fresh. "I haven't really gone there with it," Morrison said. "It's more disappointment that I feel like I left unfinished business."
The Mariners have acquired 1B/OF Logan Morrison from the Marlins in exchange for right-handed reliever Carter Capps. CBSSports.com's Jon Heyman confirms the original report of Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald. Morrison, age 25, is coming off a 2013 season in which be batted .242/.333/.375 with six home runs in 85 games. For his career, he owns an OPS+ of 107 in two seasons. In 2011, Morrison tallied 23 home runs for the Marlins.
Logan Morrison, Marlins' Twitter Superstar, Traded to Mariners: His Best Tweets http://t.co/SNeqFMuLbe— Miami New Times (@MiamiNewTimes) December 11, 2013
Report: Marlins boost bullpen while Mariners boost lineup http://t.co/znY8evL7yP— Andrew Vigliotti (@Andrew_Vig) December 11, 2013
Carter Capps, acquired for L. Morrison, is a hard throwing reliever (105 K in 80 minor league innings).Was 3-3 with 5.49ERA for Seattle 2013— Barry Jackson (@flasportsbuzz) December 11, 2013
Change of scenery good for Lomo. Carter Capps is hard thrower. Potentially good late innings guy. But who hits on this Marlins team?— Will Manso (@WillManso) December 11, 2013
The #marlins had Ryan Webb and Logan Morrison, and now they have Carter Capps and a couple extra bucks. Go revenue sharing!— Joe Sheehan (@joe_sheehan) December 11, 2013