MLB hot stove: Marlins sign outfielder Corey Dickerson to two-year contract, per report
Miami continues taking strides toward respectability
The Miami Marlins have added another veteran bat. The club has agreed to a two-year contract with free agent outfielder Corey Dickerson, reports MLB Network's Jon Heyman. MLB.com's Mark Feinsand says the deal is worth $17.5 million. The team has not confirmed the signing.
The Marlins traded for Jonathan Villar and claimed Jesus Aguilar on waivers earlier this offseason. Those two plus Dickerson are unlikely to get Miami back to the postseason, but they will help them be respectable in 2020. Here is manager Don Mattingly's possible lineup:
- 3B Jonathan Villar
- SS Miguel Rojas
- RF Brian Anderson
- LF Corey Dickerson
- 1B Jesus Aguilar
- C Jorge Alfaro
- 2B Isan Diaz
- CF Lewis Brinson
- Pitcher's spot
Rojas is keeping the seat warm for top prospect Jazz Chisholm; otherwise, that's a decent lineup. You can understand why each of those players is projected to play everyday. That wasn't always the case with the Marlins the last two seasons. Aguilar, Dickerson, and Villar are all potential trade chips come July 31.
Even with Dickerson off the board, the free agent market still offers several quality outfielders in Nicholas Castellanos, Marcell Ozuna, and Yasiel Puig. Hunter Pence and Eric Thames?represent lower cost options.
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