Seattle Mariners Acquire Corey Hart & Logan Morrison – VIDEO
The Seattle Mariners made some news at the Major League Baseball winter meetings on Wednesday, acquiring first baseman/outfielder Corey Hart, along with first baseman/outfielder Logan Morrison.
The Mariners, who last week inked second baseman Robinson Cano to a 10-year, $240 million contract, signed Hart, a free agent, to a one-year deal, worth at least $6 million, before acquiring Morrison, in exchange for relief pitcher Carter Capps.
The 31-year old Hart, who missed all of last season while recovering from knee surgery, is a two-time All-Star, who hit a .270, with 30 home runs and 83 RBI’s with the Milwaukee Brewers in 2012.
Hart, a .276 lifetime hitter, accumulated 154 home runs, along with 508 RBI’s since he broke in with the Brewers in 2004.
The 26-yeard old Morrison hit a .242, with 6 home runs and 36 RBI’s in an injury-plagued 2012 campaign with the Miami Marlins.
Morrison, a .249 career hitter, with 42 home runs and 162 RBI’s, in four season, had his best year with the Marlins in 2011, when he belted 23 homers, while driving in 72 runs.