It seems like the Miami Marlins are hunting for someone who can hold down the hot corner as they’ve contacted several teams about possible trades that involved guys who could play third base. Maybe they won’t have to trade after all.
One guy they were possibly interested in was Angels Mark Trumbo. Who would make sense as he has a lot of power behind that bat and is a decent fielder. But with his lack of experience at third base, that could possibly become an issue.
Now according to the Miami Herald, the Miami Marlins are interested in signing free agent infielder Yuniesky Betancourt. The 31 year old right handed hitter hasn’t had that much experience manning the hot corner, but he has more than Trumbo.
On top of having more experience over Trumbo, the guy is a free agent and could cost the team less. They won’t have to trade any prospects to bring him over, all they have to do is throw some money in the guy’s bank account and things will be taken care of.
Betancourt hit 13 home runs and 46 RBI’s on a batting line of .212/.240/.355 with the Milwaukee Brewers last season. In his final year with the Brewers, Betancourt played 59 games at third base. He has a career .941 fielding percentage with 32 put outs, 95 assists, eight errors and four double plays while playing at third.
And I was thinking, would it hurt to try out Giancarlo “Mike” Stanton at third?