Oct 1, 2013; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates first baseman Garrett Jones (left) and right fielder Travis Snider (right) celebrate in the clubhouse after defeating the Cincinnati Reds in the National League wild card playoff baseball game at PNC Park. The Pirates won 6-2. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

MLB Free Agency: Miami Marlins and Garrett Jones closing in on a deal


After helping the Pittsburgh Pirates reach the playoffs for the first time in over 20 years, first baseman/right fielder Garrett Jones is on the move.

I posted an article earlier this morning that involved both the Miami Marlins and Garrett Jones having a serious talk about Jones becoming a Marlin.

Now according to Ken Rosenthal on Twitter, the Marlins and Jones are closing in on a contract.

Rosenthal says it could be a two year deal, but I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s bumped up to a three year contract. Jones could come in handy in the outfield if someone were to be seriously hurt, but I expect him to take over first base which would mean Logan Morrison would be gone.

Jones hit .233/.289/.419 with 15 home runs and 51 RBI’s in 403 plate appearances in his final year with the Pittsburgh Pirates.

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