The Miami Marlins and first baseman Garrett Jones have agreed to a 2-year, $7.5 million deal, according to Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald (via Twitter). The deal will be announced today at the Winter Meetings.
Jones, 32, hit .233/.289/.419 with 15 home runs and 51 RBI last season as the first baseman with the Pittsburgh Pirates. He also posted a .271 BABIP in 2013, the second lowest mark of his career. Since becoming starter in 2010, Jones has hit .250/.308/.445 with 79 home runs and 281 RBI.
This move seems like a predecessor to a Logan Morrison trade. Morrison, the current Marlins first baseman, has been a hot topic in trade talks. Now that the Marlins have another first baseman, they are able to trade Morrison. As of right now, the Marlins are getting a powerful first baseman in Jones who could play very well in Miami in 2014 and beyond.