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Logan Kensing traded to the Nationals

As you all know, the Marlins traded Logan Kensing to the Nationals.

Logan Kensing, who was designated for assignment on Saturday, was sent to the Nationals for right-hander Kyle Gunderson.

The 24-year-old Gunderson was assigned to Class A Jupiter. The native of Houston, Texas, was pitching for Class A Potomac in the Advanced Carolina League. Gunderson is 2-0 with a 2.84 ERA in five relief appearances, logging 6 1/3 innings with four walks and four strikeouts.

Actually he is from Austin, Texas and he went to college in Houston.  How do I know this you ask -- Gunderson went to Rice.

When Logan was DFA'd the Marlins were all but guaranteed to lose him on a waiver claim and any kind of trade was the best that they could do.

Gunderson is kind of old to still be in High A ball but it may not be as bad as you think.  Gunderson was initially a first baseman in college and in his final year, 2006, he was converted to a middle reliever.  So the position is still pretty new to him.  But he needs to progress up through the Minors fairly quickly.

Over at Federal Baseball Gunderson's nickname is "Marge", something gives me the idea they have watched the movie Fargo one too many times.

All of that aside:  Logan will be missed and we wish him well with his new team, except when they are playing the Marlins.