MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The Marlins continue to ride the wave of trades, this time making the move for a versatile veteran from the Yankees on Friday.READ MORE: Officials Worry Large Crowds Will Leave Mess Behind After Memorial Day Weekend
The Fish shipped away hard-throwing righty Nathan Eovaldi, first baseman Garret Jones and right-handed pitching prospect Domingo German for veteran infielder Martin Prado, righty David Phelps and cash considerations.
Eovaldi, 24, is coming off a dismal season that watched his ERA balloon from 3.39 in 2013 to 4.37 in 2014.That being said, Eovaldi threw a career-high 199 2/3 innings last season, which could be an indication of fatigue rather than lost skill. To be precise, his pre-All Star break ERA last season was a serviceable 3.61.
As for the Marlins, the key piece was receiving a utility man like Prado – who can be plugged anywhere on the field.READ MORE: Death Of Child Pulled From Homestead Pond Under Investigation
The 31-year-old played well for the Yankees after he was acquired by the Arizona Diamondbacks last season, hitting .316 with seven homers in 37 games.
The Marlins also get Phelps who can work out of the bullpen or start. Phelps, 28, was 15-14 with a 4.21 ERA in his three-year career.
Jones is a shoe in role player for the Yankees. His job will most likely be to fill in for when Mark Teixeira or Carlos Beltran need breathers.
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