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Marlins trade Petit for Julio

The flipped Yusmeiro Petit to Arizona for Jorge Julio.

The Marlins obtained Julio in exchange for right-hander Yusmeiro Petit, 22.

Julio was 2-4 with 16 saves in 62 appearances last season with Arizona and the New York Mets. He had a 4.23 ERA in 66 innings, with 35 walks and 88 strikeouts.

Petit was 1-1 in his rookie season with the Marlins. His ERA was 9.57.

The trade of Petit makes right-hander Sergio Mitre the Marlins' fifth starter.

I can't say I'm pleased about this.  It seems to me to be a waste of a pitching prospect.

Maybe it will work out, I hope it does.  But it still seems like an unnecessary trade.

Oh well, welcome aboard Jorge.