Marlins trade Infante, Sanchez to Tigers
MIAMI — The Marlins have traded Omar Infante and Anibal Sanchez to the Tigers for three prospects, including right-hander Jacob Turner.
The teams also have swapped competitive balance picks in the 2013 First-Year Player Draft.
Shortly before facing the Braves on Monday night, the Marlins agreed to a deal that sends right-hander Anibal Sanchez and second baseman Omar Infante to the Tigers for a package of prospects, including right-hander Jacob Turner.
The Marlins also will receive catcher Rob Brantly, left-hander Brian Flynn, and a compensation pick between the first and second rounds in the 2013 First-Year Player Draft.
Before the game, Infante told MLB.com that he felt he would be traded by the July 31 non-waiver deadline.
“I know it’s a business,” the 30-year-old second baseman said. “We have lost a lot of games, and the team may think maybe we have to change something.
“Maybe, for me, they think they can get another player, another prospect. They may think they have to do something. I’m ready. I’ve been ready. I know this is a business. We’ll see what happens.”
Last September, Infante signed a two-year, $8 million extension, and he set to make $4 million in 2013.
The Marlins are willing to listen on any of their players, except for Giancarlo Stanton.
Monday’s trade will save the team roughly $8 million for the rest of the season.
— Joe Frisaro