Marlins Rumors: Miami talking with free agent 1B Michael Morse

The Miami Marlins, unwilling to trade some of its cache of young pitching, will likely go the free-agent route in their search for a first baseman.

Per Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald, the "most realistic" option could be former San Francisco Giants infielder Michael Morse:

As stated before, the Marlins would like to hold onto young pitching chips like Jarred Cosart and Henderson Alvarez, so a trade is unlikely to occur. So, with that in mind, Morse appears to be a potential impact bat at a position of need that won't cost them anything but salary in return.

Morse had an extremely productive 2014 campaign for the World Series champion Giants, posting a .279/.336/.475 slash line with 16 home runs and 61 RBI in 482 plate appearances.

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