MIAMI – The Miami Marlins are already making moves ahead of the trade deadline.
The Marlins made a deal with the Toronto Blue Jays.
Toronto acquires outfielder Corey Dickerson and pitcher Adam Cimber.
The Marlins get back infielder Joe Panik and minor league pitcher Andrew McInvale.
Dickerson is currently in a walking boot.
The Blue Jays will eat the $4.5 million left on his salary for this season.
Cimber is 1-2 on the season with a 2.88 ERA. He’s appeared in 33 games and has 21 strikeouts.
Panik has 114 at bats this season.
He has 2 home runs and is batting .246.
Marlins General Manager Kim Ng said, “We definitely look at this as a move about today as well as a move for the future. I think in terms of Jesus Sanchez. We need to look at him as being a piece of this as well.”
Ng said the Marlins were sped up in the process by bringing him up because of the injury to Dickerson.
Ng said, “When we saw Jesus and saw he was handling up here... I think we felt more comfortable in trading Corey Dickerson. Corey has done a lot for the club and we’re grateful for his time here. Jesus being able to take his spot was definitely part of the equation.”
As for Panik, Ng said he has experience and versatility that will help Manager Don Mattingly.
Ng said, “I don’t think we’re in a great spot record-wise but in terms of the club, there’s more than what we’ve seen so far.”
Ng said that the Marlins have been in discussions with outfielder Starling Marte about a possible contract extension.