The disappointing Miami Marlins continued the fire sale overnight on Wednesday. Miami shipped third baseman Hanley Ramirez to the Los Angeles Dodgers in exchange for a pair of promising young players to restock their talent pool and start focusing on the future.
The L.A. Times reported the details while most of the country slept. The teams have yet to announce. Los Angeles acquired Ramirez and left-handed reliever Randy Choate. In exchange, they sent rookie starting pitcher Nathan Eovaldi and minor league pitcher Scott McGough.
Eovaldi is the key to the deal for the Marlins, who shipped Anibel Sanchez to Detroit on Monday. Al Yellon at Baseball Nation had this to say about Eovaldi:
... the 22-year-old righthander has a 4.15 ERA and 1.473 WHIP in 10 starts for the Dodgers this season but was widely regarded as one of the top young pitchers in the Dodgers organization, skipping Triple-A and coming directly to the major leagues from Double-A.
SB Nation Tampa Bay will have more reaction to the deal throughout the day.
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