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Marlins complete Michael Morse deal: two years, $16 million

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Confirmation here from FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal ...

Morse deal with #Marlins complete - two years, $16M plus performance bonuses.

— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 17, 2014


Michael Morse will become Miami’s primary first baseman and he could hit cleanup most of the time behind $325 million slugger Giancarlo Stanton. Morse isn’t much of a defender, but he registered an impressive .811 OPS (130 OPS+) in 131 games this past season for the World Series-champion Giants. He earned down-ballot MVP votes in 2011 when he batted .303/.360/.550 with 31 homers and 95 RBI in 146 games for the Nationals.

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