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Astros get catching prospect from Marlins

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The Houston Astros announced Saturday that they acquired minor league catcher Jobduan Morales from the Miami Marlins in exchange for Class AAA outfielder Justin Ruggiano.

Morales, 20, has not played this season. Last year, he hit .272 with four home runs and 23 in 52 games at rookie-level Jamestown of the New York Penn League and went 3-for-9 with two RBI in three games with Class A Greensboro.

Morales will report to the Astros extended Spring Training facility in Kissimmee, Fla.

Ruggiano, 30, is batting .325 with five homers and 29 RBI in 49 games with Class AAA Oklahoma City.
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