Marlins Notes: Ramon Vazquez, Morrison, Fernandez

The latest on the Marlins…

  • The Marlins signed infielder Ramon Vazquez, tweets SI's Jon Heyman.  The 34-year-old last appeared in the Majors with the Pirates in '09; this year he's played for the Triple-A affiliates of the Cardinals and Blue Jays.  Presumably he'll head to Triple-A for Florida.
  • The Marlins took a hit in credibility in optioning Logan Morrison to Triple-A and telling him it was because of his batting average, writes Dave Cameron of FanGraphs.
  • Marlins' first round draft pick Jose Fernandez has an interesting back story as a Cuban defector.  Drafted 14th overall, the Fish appear to have offered Fernandez a bonus right around the $1.6MM slot so far.  His advisor, Richard Arena of Team One Management, told Juan C. Rodriguez of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel on August 7th, "It’s definitely going to get done. There’s no question."

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