Wednesday, December 5, 2012
*Only if you ignore the fact that Yunel Escobar will never be in the Hall of Fame and we never got to see him in a Marlin uniform for a week.
The payroll-slashing Marlins dealt the shortstop and his $5 million salary across Florida to the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday night for minor league infielder Derek Dietrich.On the plus side, the Marlins now have the lowest payroll in MLB!
The 23-year-old Dietrich, a second-round draft pick in 2010, was selected MVP of Class-A Charlotte this year, batting .282 with a team-high 10 homers and 58 RBIs. He was promoted to Double-A Montgomery on July 28 and finished with a combined .279 average with 14 homers and 75 RBIs.