Andres acquired as part of Guillen compensation
MIAMI — A pitching prospect is heading to the Marlins in a move that completes the Ozzie Guillen transaction.
As part of the compensation with the White Sox, the Marlins on Thursday announced that they have obtained right-handed pitcher Ricardo Andres.
The 20-year-old from Maracay, Venezuela, appeared in 12 games for the Bristol White Sox in the Rookie Appalachian League.
Technically, the Marlins obtained Andres from the White Sox in exchange for two Minor Leaguers — right-hander Jhan Mariñez and infielder Ozzie Martinez.
Prior to the Marlins announcing on Wednesday that they’d signed Guillen to a four-year contract, the Marlins and White Sox had worked out the Andres for Marinez and Martinez deal. But it was contingent on the Marlins being able to sign Guillen.
Technically, the Marlins didn’t trade for Guillen, who was released from his contract with Chicago on Monday.
Guillen could have talked with other teams, but he was quickly approached by the Marlins.
Late Tuesday night, the Marlins had come to terms with Guillen, who will make $10 over four years. He will make roughly $2.5 million a year, compared to $1.8 million in ’11 with the White Sox.
– Joe Frisaro