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With Acquisition Of Christian Yelich, Brewers Have Outfield Logjam

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It’s been a busy week for the Milwaukee Brewers.

Not only did they sign free agent outfielder Lorenzo Cain to a five-year, $80 million deal, they also acquired outfielder Christian Yelich in a trade with the Miami Marlins.

News of both transactions broke on Thursday; Cain’s signing became official on Friday after passing a physical exam.

To acquire Yelich, Milwaukee sent four prospects to Miami, including #1 rated Lewis Brinson (#13 in MLB) and #4 rated Monte Harrison:

The acquisitions of Cain and Yelich create a big logjam for the Brewers as far as their outfield goes; Ryan Braun, Keon Broxton, Hernan Perez, Brett Phillips, and Domingo Santana are also currently part of the mix.

Due to this logjam, Milwaukee will surely look to complete some trades prior to Opening Day.

Yelich, 26, is owed $44.5 million over the next four years of his current contract, according to MLB.com’s Adam McCalvy.

In five career seasons with the Marlins (since 2013), Yelich is a .290/.369/.432 hitter. This past year, he hit .282 with 18 homers, 81 RBIs and a career-high 100 runs; this followed a 2016 that saw him set career-highs with 21 homers and 98 RBIs.

Though he’s yet to make an All-Star team, Yelich is going to be a star in the league for years to come, as he has a Gold Glove (2014) and Silver Slugger (2016) under his belt, as well as his increased offensive production the last two years.

Yelich was a center fielder for all of 2017 (no other position) after primarily being a left fielder for the first four years of his career.

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Marlins Have “No Intention” Of Trading Caleb Smith

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The Miami Marlins don’t plan on dealing left-hander Caleb Smith as the trade deadline approaches, according to MLB.com’s Joe Frisaro.

The Marlins have been stuck in what seems to be a never-ending rebuild and have traded off a ton of assets in recent seasons, so it wouldn’t be a surprise to see them selling off more talent at the deadline.

Smith, 27, who is currently on the 10-day IL due to some inflammation in his hip, has posted a 3.41 ERA through 66 innings this season.

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Marlins Fire Hitting Coach Mike Pagliarulo

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The Miami Marlins have announced that they have fired hitting coach Mike Pagliarulo, according to MLB.com’s Joe Frisaro.

Pagliarulo took the post ahead of the 2016 season after previously serving as a hitting coach in Triple-A.

Pagliarulo will be replaced by Jeff Livesey on an interim basis, and Eric Duncan will take the role of assistant hitting coach.

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Marlins Release Dan Straily

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The Miami Marlins have released right-hander Dan Straily, according to Marlins president of baseball operations Michael Hill (h/t MLB.com’s Joe Frisaro).

Straily will be going on release waivers and is he clears, he will his free agency Wednesday afternoon.

Straily, 30, pitched the tune of a 4.20 ERA last season for the Marlins.

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