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Mariners add Morrison in deal with Marlins

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The Seattle Mariners continued to be active during baseball's winter meetings, acquiring first baseman/outfielder Logan Morrison from the Miami Marlins on Wednesday in a deal for right-handed reliever Carter Capps, according to reports.

The 25-year-old Morrison has struggled the past two years with injuries. He batted .242 with six home runs in 85 games for the Marlins last season. But he does have some pop in his bat, hitting 23 homers for the Marlins in 2011.

Morrison is expected to share duty in the outfield, at first base and at DH with Corey Hart, who also was acquired by the Mariners on Wednesday, and Justin Smoak.

The 23-year-old Capps was a 2011 third-round draft pick. In 53 games for the Mariners last season, Capps was 3-3 with a 5.49 ERA and 66 strikeouts in 59 innings. He has a 2.76 strikeouts-to-walks ratio in 84 relief innings the past two major-league seasons.
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