MIAMI (AP) With the addition of third baseman Casey McGehee, the Miami Marlins have replaced half of their punchless 2013 lineup.
McGehee, a five-year major league veteran who played in Japan last season, agreed to a $1.1 million, one-year contract Wednesday. Miami earlier acquired catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia, first baseman Garrett Jones and second baseman Rafael Furcal to shake up an offense that ranked last in the majors in runs and batting average.
"We needed to get more production offensively," president of baseball operations Mike Hill said. "We still have some work to do, but we're very comfortable with the progress we've made this offseason."