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Marlins trade Kyle Jensen to Dodgers

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The Marlins traded Jensen to Los Angeles on Monday night in exchange for a Player to Be Named Later or cash considerations.

Kyle Jensen could have replaced Garrett Jones, above, at first base next season.
Kyle Jensen could have replaced Garrett Jones, above, at first base next season.
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Miami has been gaining attention on a national scale for extending Giancarlo Stanton, but the club made another move late on Monday night. According to the Dodgers' official team Twitter account, the Marlins sent 1B/OF Kyle Jensen to Los Angeles in exchange for a player to be named later or cash considerations.

Jensen was drafted in the 12th round of the 2009 June Amateur Draft, and is a possible first base option that improved with Triple-A New Orleans last season. In 133 games, Jensen posted a .260/.331/.481 batting line to complement 27 home runs and 92 RBIs. He was able to show more patience at the plate last season coming off of a .233 performance with New Orleans in 2013.

The Marlins are looking for a first baseman, and while Jensen could have seen time at first next season, he likely wouldn't have been their primary candidate. Miami has experience making deals with the Dodgers, having acquired Nathan Eovaldi in 2012.

Miami could ask for a pitcher or middle infielder in return if they do not choose the cash option, and the return may be notable because of Jensen's offensive turnaround in 2014.

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