March 6, 2012; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Marlins baseball glove and hat are seen in the dugout during a spring training game against the Miami Hurricanes at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Miami Marlins purchase contracts of two pitching prospects


While the Miami Marlins continue to search for someone who can step up and man the hot corner for this team, they’ve saved a couple prospects of their own from the Rule 5 Draft.

Now just because this team purchased these contracts, doesn’t mean they’re safe from being traded. The Marlins have been cleaning house the last couple of seasons which resulted in them parting ways with who was thought to be a franchise player, Hanley Ramirez.

First prospect up is Grant Dayton from Double-A Jacksonville. Dayton is a left handed pitcher who struck out, get this, 269 batters in 212 1/3 innings of work in his Minor league career. He carries a career 2.42 ERA with him, as his Major League debut shouldn’t be that far away.

Hopefully the Marlins will keep him on board if he proves to be someone who they can rely on.

Second on the list is right handed pitcher Jose Urena from High-A Jupiter. This year at the High-A level, Urena posted a 3.73 ERA while striking out 107 batters over 149 2/3 innings of work. He should jump to Double-A and Triple-A this season and possibly join the Major League roster when they’re able to expand in September of 2014.

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