Mariners Sign Corey Hart, Acquire Logan Morrison
(SEATTLE) — After agreeing with second baseman Robinson Cano on a 10-year contract worth $240 million, the Seattle Mariners were nowhere near finished shopping.
The Mariners added some more offense Wednesday when they agreed to a one-year contract with outfielder Corey Hart. Later that day they traded relief pitcher Carter Capps to the Miami Marlins for left fielder/first baseman Logan Morrison.
The 31-year-old Hart hit 30 home runs and 83 RBIs in 2012 for the Milwaukee Brewers, but missed all of last season recovering from surgeries on both of his knees.
Morrison, 26, came up with the Marlins organization as an outfielder, but was limited to first base last year because of ongoing health problems. Morrison had his best season in 2011, when he launched 23 home runs with 72 RBIs.
If they remain healthy, both players will be looked upon to provide instant offense to a lineup that finished near the bottom of the American League in run production.
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