Report: Marlins agree to terms with Garrett Jones on 2-year deal
The Marlins and former Pirate Garrett Jones have linked up this offseason.
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.