Miami Marlins Trade 2B Omar Infante And Pitcher Anibal Sanchez To Detroit Tigers
The Marlins are effectively throwing in the towel on the season, agreeing to trade second baseman Omar Infante and starting pitcher Anibal Sanchez to the Detroit Tigers for three prospects. While the deal has not been announced officially, the Marlins have revised their lineup for tonight’s game against the Braves, scratching Infante and moving Emilio Bonifacio to second base.
According to sources, the Marlins are acquiring Jacob Turner, a top right-handed pitching prospect. In addition, MLB Network’s Peter Gammons tweeted the Tigers are also throwing in minor-league catcher Rob Brantly and minor-league left-hander Brian Flynn. Turner was the 9th overall pick in the 2009 draft and was ranked before the season by Baseball America as the 22nd overall prospect.
The Tigers, who are in need of a second baseman, have been scouting Infante for weeks. Infante said before batting practice today that he expected to be traded.
“I think I’m gone,” he said.
Sanchez, who is eligible for free agency, was also ripe trade bait and told reporters following Sunday’s start in Pittsburgh that he understood the situation.