Upon acquiring Martin Prado from the Yankees, the Miami Marlins' infield got crowded quickly. Barry Jackson of The Miami Herald first reported the Marlins would consider trading Casey McGehee, and on Friday night, the Marlins sent McGehee to San Francisco in exchange for minor league pitchers Kendry Flores and Luis Castillo.
McGehee, who was the 2014 National League Comeback Player of The Year, had a productive first half, batting .319 with 53 RBIs in front of Giancarlo Stanton. But after he batted .243 after the All-Star break, the Marlins were considering an upgrade, according to Jackson.
Then the Marlins agreed to send McGehee to San Francisco for minor league pitchers Kendry Flores and Luis Castillo, according to industry sources.
That trade had not been announced as of 10 p.m. Friday and the Marlins declined to discuss the Prado trade before the McGehee deal was finalized.
Though McGehee was a pleasant surprise last season, he slumped over the final two months, and the Marlins decided that Prado would be an upgrade.
In Flores, the Marlins get a high-A arm that is still developing. Castillo has also shown potential is just over 58 Single-A innings, according to Juan C. Rodriguez of The Sun-Sentinel.
Flores SP at high-A (4-6, 4.09, 32 BB, 112 K in 105.2 innings); Castillo low-A RP (2-2, 3.07, 25 BB, 66 K in 58.2 inn.) #Marlins— Juan C. Rodriguez (@JCRMarlinsbeat) December 20, 2014
Stay tuned to Fish Stripes for the latest!