MLB sources tell both The Kansas City Star and Joe Frisaro of MLB.com that the Marlins are on the verge of sending Mike Jacobs to the Kansas City Royals for right-handed reliever Leo Nunez.

According to a league source, the Marlins are close to trading first baseman Mike Jacobs to the Royals for right-handed reliever Leo Nunez.

The source said on Wednesday night that players have been agreed upon, and the deal could be consummated in the next few days.

The Marlins are looking for bullpen help, and Nunez is a 25-year-old from the Dominican Republic who appeared in 45 games during the ’08 season. Nunez posted a 4-1 record with a 2.98 ERA while logging 48 1/3 innings.

Nunez could end up as the setup man in the 7th or 8th inning.

Update: It’s now official.

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