It's not the Jose Reyes-Mark Buehrle-Heath Bell triumvirate of two years ago, but the Marlins in less than a week have landed another free agent threesome.

Friday, they announced the acquisitions of catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia and shortstop Rafael Furcal. Signed to a three-year, $21 million contract, Saltalamacchia will be introduced Monday afternoon at the Winter Meetings. Furcal, who will be the everyday second baseman in 2014, agreed to an incentive-laden one-year deal with a $3 million base salary.

Friday, they were closing in on a two-year, $7.5 million pact with first baseman Garrett Jones.

The Pirates designated the arbitration-eligible Jones for assignment last month and did not offer him a contract before Monday's deadline, making him a free agent. The left-handed swinging Jones in 2013 hit .233/.289/.419 in 440 plate appearances with 15 homers.

Over the last five seasons with the Pirates, Jones has averaged 20 home runs a year while hitting .254/.316/.458. In 2012 he put a career-high 27 in the seats. In addition to first base, Jones also can play the corner outfield spots. He is expected to make the bulk of his starts at first, meaning Logan Morrison's future with the Marlins is nebulous at best.

Morrison underwent right knee surgery each of the last two offseasons. Able to go through a more typical winter preparation program, Morrison in 2014 was expected to finally reach his offensive potential. The Jones acquisition seems to indicate the first-time arbitration-eligible Morrison is available via trade, possibly to acquire a third baseman.