The Marlins need someone to play third base, but lost out on Juan Uribe to the Dodgers. After a failed push for Juan Uribe, the Miami Marlins have moved on and are now looking at other options to play third base in 2014, reports Joe Frisaro of MLB.com. The Marlins had been eyeing up Uribe and appeared poised to make a strong offer, but the Dodgers swooped in and re-signed him to a $15 million contract over two years. That leaves the Marlins scrambling for lesser options in a weak market for third baseman. The best options available appear to be Eric Chavez or Michael Young. Chavez, 36, has undergone a career resurgence the past two seasons with the Yankees and Diamondbacks, combining for an 829 OPS. However, he would be best utilized in a platoon role. Chavez has hit excellently against right-handed pitching, but has had struggles against lefties. Last year, he played in 88 games and took just 22 plate appearances against left handers.
Marlins continuing search for 3B
SB Nation | Dec 15