MIAMI -- Michael Morse and Mat Latos left the Marlins' clubhouse with their bags packed on Wednesday night.
Both had reportedly been dealt to the Los Angeles Dodgers early Wednesday afternoon, however medical complications and paperwork delays prevented the deal from becoming official. The Braves reportedly are involved in the deal, but following Wednesday night's 7-2 loss to the Nationals, Manager Dan Jennings said no deal has been officially made.
"Before game time, we made sure Latos and Morse were suited up," Jennings said. "But you never know if you're going to get a call down to the dugout saying 'hey, these guys, get them out.' Nothing from [President of Baseball Operations] Michael [Hill]. I know that they're up stairs, they've pretty much been upstairs the whole game. But there was no news to report and there is nothing official."
The Marlins are expected to receive three minor league pitchers from the Dodgers in exchange for Latos, Morse, and a competitive balance pick. According to MLB.com's Joe Frisaro, Jeff Brigham, Victor Araujo, and Kevin Guzman would be the three relievers heading to Miami.
Brigham, 23, was a fourth round draft pick of the Dodgers in 2014. He has posted a 5.52 ERA over 75.0 innings and 14 starts between Low and High-A this season. Araujo, 22, has posted a 5.40 ERA over 50.0 innings in relief in High-A. Guzman has pitched to a 3.90 ERA over 83.0 innings in Single-A.
The Dodgers and Braves are expected to make a deal involving Morse, however it is unclear if the Marlins are involved in that trade. Here is the proposed deal as told by Yahoo! Sports' Jeff Passan.
If completed, Dodgers get Wood, Latos, Johnson, Peraza, Morse. Braves get Olivera, Zach Bird, draft pick. Marlins get 3 low-level pitchers.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) July 30, 2015
A deal could be announced as soon as Thursday morning. The Marlins end a three game series with the Nationals at 12:10 at Marlins Park.