Marlins “in hot pursuit” of Justin Morneau

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According to Joe Frisaro of MLB.com the Marlins “are in hot pursuit” of Rockies first baseman Justin Morneau.

After several poor seasons in Minnesota following a 2010 concussion Morneau signed a two-year, $12.5 million deal with Colorado and got his career back on track, hitting .319 with 17 homers and an .860 OPS in 135 games.

Coors Field inflated those numbers, but Morneau’s road production was solid as well and he’d hit a combined .256 with a .726 OPS during the previous three seasons.

He’s owed $6.75 million in 2015, plus a $9 million mutual option or $750,000 buyout in 2016.