Jones’ deal finalized with Miami

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Garrett Jones has finalized his two-year deal with the Marlins, and an announcement is expected on Monday.

The 32-year-old, formerly with the Pirates, is expected to be a platoon option at first base. A left-handed hitter with 102 career home runs, he also offers depth in right field.

Jones becomes the third free agent to sign with the Marlins in the past week. On Friday, the club announced the signings of catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia and infielder Rafael Furcal, who will be playing second base.

With Jones joining the club, the Marlins are actively shopping first baseman Logan Morrison. The Rays, Brewers, Braves and Orioles are said to be interested.

At the Winter Meetings, the Marlins also are in the process of trying to acquire a third baseman.

Joe Frisaro

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