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Marlins Sign Chad Tracy

The plan, eventually, is to convert Chris Coghlan to third base. But that's not going to happen for a while, especially considering the recent pie-in-the-face-tear-in-the-miniscus incident that landed Cogz on the DL, and could very well have ended his season.

In the meantime, the Marlins are in need of a little help at the hot corner. They acquired that help today in the form of free agent Chad Tracy.

Chad Tracy, 30, was signed as a free agent. The veteran infielder, who broke in with Arizona in 2004, appeared in 28 games for the Cubs this season.

Tracy adds another left-handed bat to the lineup. And he can split time at third base with Wes Helms.


Tracy batted .250 in 44 at-bats with the Cubs this year. He last played in the big leagues on June 24.

What, the Marlins weren't fans of Hector Luna's gold glove-worthy performance at third base the other night? Apparently not.

To make room for Tracy, the Marlins optioned Bryan Petersen to NOLA.