Marlins Rumors: Miami receiving trade interest for Garrett Jones after signing Michael Morse

First baseman/outfielder Michael Morse's two-year contract with the Miami Marlins still hasn't been officially announced by the team, but the Marlins are already receiving trade interest in power-hitting Garrett Jones as a result.

Here's's Joe Frisaro with the report:

The Marlins have yet to officially announce the free agent signing of Michael Morse, but already the club has received calls from teams interested in Garrett Jones.

Morse’s arrival gives the Marlins some flexibility regarding Jones, who suddenly becomes available. Miami may decide to keep Jones, and use him as a left-handed bat off the bench, either at first base or in right field.

But most likely Jones will be dealt, and there are teams who have expressed interest, has learned.

Jones, 33, is likely to draw plenty of attention as a left-handed hitter with a career .811 OPS and a relatively cheap $5 million price tag in 2015.

With legitimate power at a premium on both the free agency and trade markets this offseason, the Marlins could pick up quite the haul in return for Jones.

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