Miami Marlins: Closer Yimi Garcia Traded to Houston

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MIAMI, FLORIDA - JULY 24: Yimi Garcia #93 of the Miami Marlins delivers a pitch in the ninth inning against the San Diego Padres at loanDepot park on July 24, 2021 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FLORIDA - JULY 24: Yimi Garcia #93 of the Miami Marlins delivers a pitch in the ninth inning against the San Diego Padres at loanDepot park on July 24, 2021 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images) /
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The Miami Marlins have had a busy Wednesday. Earlier today, they traded outfielder Starling Marte to Oakland for young left hander Jesus Luzardo.

While this move would’ve obviously been a massive pickup for the Marlins, they were not done making moves making yet another deal on Wednesday afternoon.

Miami Marlins trade Yimi Garcia to the Houston Astros.

According to MLB Network’s Jon Heyman, the Marlins have traded relied pitcher Yimi Garcia to the Astros for 24-year old outfielder Bryan De La Cruz.

In return, they received outfielder Bryan De La Cruz.  In 66 games in Triple-A this season, De La Cruz was batting .324 with 12 HR’s and 50 RBI’s. De La Cruz also split time in the outfield playing 19 games in left, 16 games in center, and 21 games in right.

Currently 24-years old, De La Cruz could be close to a major league debut, though it is unknown what level he will begin in the Marlins system. With the starting center field job now up for grabs, De La Cruz is potentially a name that can add to that group of potential options going forward that currently includes Brinson, Harrison, and Sierra.

Garcia on the other hand signed with the Marlins back in 2019, and was set to become a free agent after this season. He pitched well for the Marlins this season appearing in 39 games where he pitched 36.1 innings with an ERA of 3.47 with 15 saves.

While the Marlins have already made two separate moves that included trading away Marte and Garcia while bringing in Luzardo and De La Cruz, there is still possibly more moves to come going forward for Miami.

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Obviously unknown at the moment what those potential moves could be, the Miami Marlins obviously have made two noteworthy moves so far. Are there more to come over the next two-to-three days as well?

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