Miami made a move just minutes before the deadline, acquiring Jarred Cosart, Kike Hernandez, and Austin Wates from the Houston Astros. Houston is reportedly receiving Jake Marisnick, Colin Moran, and a competitive balance pick in return.
It was reported earlier the Marlins had "checked in" on Cosart.
Cosart to Marlins— Brian McTaggart (@brianmctaggart) July 31, 2014
Hearing Kike Hernandez to Marlins too— Brian McTaggart (@brianmctaggart) July 31, 2014
With several arms they were after gone this morning, the Marlins added Cosart just minutes before the deadline. Cosart has posted a 9-7 record, 4.41 ERA and 4.02 FIP while filling the Marlins' need for a starting pitcher with experience.
Enrique Hernandez could serve as a utility man with the Marlins, having both infield and outfield experience. Hernandez is batting .284 in 24 games with the Astros this season and may be a second base option.
Austin Wates is an outfield prospect who will likely head to Triple-A. In AAA with the Astros, Wates is batting .299 with a .396 on base percentage.
Jake Marisnick has received little major league time with the Marlins' outfield filled with Christian Yelich, Marcell Ozuna, and Giancarlo Stanton.
Colin Moran is a former first round pick whose development has slowed down, and Francis Martes and the 2015 competitive balance pick completed the deal for the Astros.
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