Marlins Make Trade With Astros

The Miami Marlins made their lone move of the day as they acquired pitcher, Jarred Cosart, outfielder Austin Wates, and shortstop/outfieler Kike Hernandez, while sending Jake Marisnick, top prospect Colin Moran, and a compensatory draft pick to the Houston Astros, according to’s Brian McTaggart.

Cosart, being the primary piece of the trade, has a 9-7 record over the course of 20 starts with the Houston Astros. Over those 20 starts, Costart has posted a 4.41 ERA and a 1.76 WHIP, while recording 75 strikeouts over 116.1 innings pitched.

Cosart’s post All-Star Break stats aren’t anything to be lauded as he has seen a significant drop in production since the first half, as he has posted an 0-1 record over 2 starts in which his ERA has been 6.75 over 10.2 innings. Hitters have been hitting .311 against Cosart since the break.

Marisnick, the current major leaguer going to the Astros, has been far from productive over the course of the 2014 season as he posted a .167/.216/.167 slash line, adding up to a .382 OPS. Marisnick, 23, is yet to record a home run or RBI over the 21 games in which he has seen action thus far this season.

Colin Moran could be another good addition to the Astros farm system as he has posted .294/.342/.393 slash line while also producing 4 home runs and 33 RBI over 89 games in Class-A baseball for the Jupiter Hammerheads of the Advanced Florida State League.

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