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Report: Marlins ship Morrison to Mariners

Miami Marlins' Logan Morrison (5) hits a RBI-single to score Christian Yelich in the first inning during a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves, Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013 in Miami. Photo: KPUG/AP Photo/Lynne Sladky

Report: Marlins ship Morrison to Mariners

Lake  Buena Vista, FL (SportsNetwork.com) – The Seattle Mariners have acquired first  baseman Logan Morrison from the Miami Marlins for right-handed reliever Carter Capps, according to the Miami Herald.

Once  one of  the top  prospects in  baseball, Morrison’s  star has  fallen in recent  years  and last season  he only appeared in  85 games for the Marlins, hitting a mere .242 with six home runs and 36 RBI.

Morrison, 26, enjoyed his best season in 2011 when he batted .247 with 23 home runs and 72 RBI.

Capps,  meanwhile, pitched  to a 5.49 ERA in 53 relief appearances last season for  the Mariners.  The 23-year-old went 3-3  with a 5.04 ERA over two seasons with Seattle.

Seattle’s  acquisition of  Morrison comes on the heels of the Mariners signing second baseman Robinson Cano and a reported deal with outfielder Corey Hart.

12/11 15:23:35 ET
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