On Friday, the Miami Marlins and Minnesota Twins pulled off a blockbuster trade.
Miami received the reigning American League batting champion in Luis Arraez.
The Marlins sent two prospects and right-hander Pablo Lopez to the Twins in order to land Arraez.
The Marlins had a logjam in their starting rotation and traded from their surplus of arms to address the need for offense.
However, according to Jon Heyman, GM Kim Ng isn’t done just yet.
The Marlins have had former Houston Astros slugger Yuli Gurriel on their radar.
Even with the addition of Arraez, that hasn’t changed as the Marlins look to further address their offense.
Marlins do pull off the Lopez-Arraez deal mentioned here. Yuli Gurriel remains on their radar. (Notes also on Mets, Red Sox) https://t.co/ArQUbtXPNH
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) January 21, 2023
Gurriel could be a fit for the Marlins.
With Arraez in the fold, second baseman Jazz Chisholm Jr. will be moving to center field.
That still leaves an opening at the designated hitter position for the Fish.
Garrett Cooper will likely handle first base duties.
Gurriel would be a welcome addition to a lineup that desperately needs more power.
But adding Gurriel would give them some more power, plus a veteran voice with winning experience in a young clubhouse.
The 38-year-old was a key factor in the Astros’ championship runs in 2017 and 2022 and was one of the longest tenured members of the team.
The Marlins won just 69 games during the regular season in 2022, but with a few additions to bolster their offense, they could potentially take a step towards relevance in 2023.