Report: Marlins agree to terms with Garrett Jones on 2-year deal

Garrett Jones’s lefty bat is headed to Miami. (USATSI)
Garrett Jones’s lefty bat is headed to Miami. ((USATSI)

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The Marlins have agreed to terms with free agent first baseman Garrett Jones, reports Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald. According to Jackson, the two-year deal will pay Jones a total of $7-8 million. 

Last season, Jones, now 32, batted .233/.289/.419 with 15 home runs in 144 games for the Pirates. For his career, Jones owns an OPS+ of 111 across parts of six major-league seasons, and in 2012 he tallied 27 homers. 

Although Jones has spent time at the outfield corners, he's been a primary first baseman over the last two seasons. As such, this deal could be a precusor to a trade involving Logan Morrison, the Marlins' incumbent first baseman and the subject of many trade rumors. 

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