Reports: Astros trade Cosart, Hernandez to Marlins for prospects
The Houston Astros traded starter Jarred Cosart and outfielder Enrique Hernandez to the Miami Marlins for 2013 first-round pick Colin Moran and outfielder Jake Marisnick, according to reports from Bob Nightengale of USA Today and Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald.
Minor league outfielder Austin Wates was also sent to Miami as part of the deal.
Miami took Moran, a third baseman, with the No. 6 pick in last year's draft. In 89 high-A games this season, he is hitting .294 with five home runs.
Marisnick is a 23-year-old outfielder who is hitting .167 in 51 major league plate appearances this season. In 377 plate appearances at Triple-A so far in 2014, he has hit .277 with 10 home runs.
Miami is also sending right-handed pitcher Frances Martes and a draft pick.
The Marlins will receive 24-year-old right-handed starter Jarred Cosart, who is 9-7 with a 4.41 ERA in 20 starts this season. In his rookie season last year, Cosart had a 1.95 ERA in 60 innings across 10 starts.
Miami also gets Enrique Hernandez, a 22-year-old outfielder who is hitting .284 with a .420 slugging percentage in 89 plate appearances this year.
On Thursday's SI Now,Sports Illustrated MLB writer Albert Chen and senior writer Ben Reiter discuss the immediate and long-term effects of the Jon Lester, Yoenis Céspedes trade and who ultimately came out on top.
- Alex Hampl