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Marlins acquire right-hander Severino Gonzalez from Phillies

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Trading for Gonzalez is a low-risk, high-reward move for the Marlins.
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The Marlins made a move to get depth at a position that is depleted. Miami acquired right-handed Severino Gonzalez from the Philadelphia Phillies.

Miami will be giving Philadelphia a player to be named later or cash considerations. Miami now has a full 40-man roster. Gonzalez has minor league options, unlike fellow Marlins pitcher Jose Urena.

A native of Panama, Gonzalez made relief appearances in 27 games for the Phillies last season. He went 3-3 with a 7.92 ERA in seven starts last year. He has a pitched a total of 66 innings in the MLB.

Gonzalez is projected to start the season at Triple-A New Orleans, and he is going to be groomed as a starter. He went 2-1 with a 2.93 ERA at two minor league levels last season.

Gonzalez will fill the void left by pitchers Luis Castillo and Austin Brice, who were traded to Cincinnati for Dan Straily last week.

Now that Miami's roster is full, they are not expected to sign a player to a guaranteed contract.