Miami added Martin Prado on Friday afternoon, however the organization's intentions with regard to where he would play were unclear. Barry Jackson of The Miami Herald speculated the Marlins wanted Prado to be their starting third baseman, and that a Casey McGehee trade may be imminent. According to CBS Sports' Jon Heyman, the Marlins have completed a deal that will send McGehee to San Francisco.
mcgehee will be going to #SFGiants. @JCRMarlinsbeat suggested heading that way— Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) December 19, 2014
McGehee, who spent 2013 in Japan before returning to be Miami's third baseman, got off to a quick offensive start in 2014. However, he batted just .243 after the All-Star break, which likely gave the Marlins a reason to doubt his potential moving forward.
Although it is unclear who the Marlins will receive in return, Juan C. Rodriguez of The Sun-Sentinel notes minor league pitching will be sent to Miami.
Hearing #Marlins and #Giants closing in on Casey McGehee deal. Marlins likely to get back minor league pitching.— Juan C. Rodriguez (@JCRMarlinsbeat) December 19, 2014
Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal heard Hunter Strickland and Matt Duffy were among the players being discussed in the deal.
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