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Marlins aquire Joe Borchard

The Marlins claimed Joe Borchard off the waiver wire.

The Florida Marlins have claimed Joe Borchard off waivers.

The Mariners had designated the 27-year-old outfielder for assignment on April 23.

He appeared in six games this season for Seattle, including two starts in center field. He had two hits in nine at-bats.

The acquistion of Borchard has been the works for some time and the move comes as no surprise.

Saddled with the worst production in the majors from their center fielders, the Marlins have expressed interest in Mariners outfielder Joe Borchard.

Borchard, 27, was designated for assignment on April 23 after appearing in just six games for Seattle. He must be traded, released or passed through waivers by Wednesday.

Marlins center fielders entered Sunday's game last in the majors in on-base percentage (.195) and tied for last in batting average (.154).

Here our newest Marlin's career stats:  Joe Borchard Stats.

I may have more on this later.

[Update] Matt Cepicky has been designated for assignment.