MIAMI (AP) — Gold Glove catcher Jacob Stallings is coming to the Miami Marlins.
The Marlins acquired Stallings from the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday in exchange for pitcher Zach Thompson and prospects Kyle Nicolas and Connor Scott.
Stallings, 31, is coming off the best season of his career. He earned his first Gold Glove for his handling of an inexperienced pitching staff that ranked among the worst in the major leagues while hitting .246 with career-highs in home runs (8) and RBIs (53) in 112 games.
Stallings joins a team that is trying to elbow its way into contention in the NL East.