Jacque Jones is now officially a member of the Florida Marlins. 11 months ago we tried to get him from the Cubs but a last minute veto from Cubs ownership killed the deal.
Jones signed a minor league deal and will report to Jupiter to get some at bats before joining the big team. Brett Carroll will probably be sent down to the minors where he can improve by playing every day (rather than riding the bench in the majors). All-in-all, Jones comes at little to no cost or risk. He gives Fredi Gonzalez another left-handed bat and allows us to move Alfredo Amezaga back to the infield, perhaps even to play some third, where Jorge Cantu still hasn’t mastered the throw across the diamond.
Update: Robert Andino was sent down.