Miami Marlins acquire Jarred Cosart in six-player trade with Houston Astros

By Taylor Ellis,

The Houston Astros sent right-handed pitcher Jarred Cosart to the Miami Marlins as a part of a six-player trade. The Astros also send Kike Hernandez and outfielder prospect Austin Wates in exchange for outfielder Jake Marisnick, third baseman Colin Moran and right-hander Frances Martes.

Cosart, 24, was set to start against the Blue Jays tonight, but instead said goodbye to his now former teammates according to the Houston Chronicle. Cosart is 9-7 with a 4.41 ERA in 20 starts this season, and has one of the fastest velocities on his fastball among starting pitchers.

“I was shocked,” said Astros pitcher Dallas Keuchel. “Definitely one of the craziest deadlines I’ve seen.”

Marisnick will report to the Astros while Moran will report to Double-A ball. Martes will remain in the Gulf Coast League.

Hernandez, 22, only just made his Major League debut at the start of this month. In 24 games with Houston he has batted .284 with a home run and eight RBI. Hernandez batted .337 with eight home runs and 31 RBI in 67 games for Triple-A Oklahoma City according to MLB.com. He will join the Marlins along with Cosart.

Wates, a former third-round pick, batted .299 with 30 RBI and 31 stolen bases for Oklahoma City. He will report to Triple-A New Orleans.

Marisnick is batting just .167 for the Marlins this season. Moran was the sixth overall pick in the 2013 draft, and will report to Double-A Corpus Christi.

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