Marlins Acquire Ross Gload; Royals Release Peralta

3:11pm: Bob Dutton of the Kansas City Star says the Royals also released reliever Joel Peralta, saving about $380K in the process.  Peralta, 33, posted a 5.98 ERA, 6.5 K/9 2.4 BB/9 last year in 52.6 innings while allowing 15 home runs.

11:47am: According to a press release, the Royals traded first baseman Ross Gload to the Marlins for a player to be named.  Gload, 33 in a few days, hit .273/.317/.348 in 418 plate appearances for the Royals last year.  He's owed $1.9MM this year and has a $2.6MM club option for '10.  It's surprising to see the thrifty Marlins make this seemingly pointless acquisition.  Previously their corner options consisted of Jorge Cantu, Emilio Bonifacio, and Wes Helms.

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