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Rotowire: Feb 19 / 9:16a ET
News: Prado (abdomen) will see some time batting out of the two-spot in the spring, the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.
Impact: Manger Mike Redmond noted Thursday that he plans to mix and match with the middle of his batting order during spring training, shuffling Christian Yelich in the second and third spots. Prado, who has spent nearly half of his career plate appearances batting out of the two-hole, projects as a nice option there if Redmond decides to bat Yelich third and Giancarlo Stanton cleanup. Prado will likely see time batting lower in the order as well, behind sluggers Stanton, Marcel Ozuna and Mike Morse, which should provide ample opportunity to drive in runs. Regardless of where he bats, Prado is a nice addition to the Marlins' lineup so long as he can carry his hot finish to 2014 into the coming season.
Rotowire: Dec 19 / 11:17a ET
News: Prado (abdomen) was traded to the Marlins on Friday, Marc Carig of Newsday reports. David Phelps also went to the Marlins, while for Nathan Eovaldi, Garrett Jones, and Domingo German went to the Yankees.
Impact: Prado was traded to the Yankees in July last season, and is now on the move again. He finished the season on the disabled list after undergoing an emergency appendectomy in September. He finished the season with a .282/.321/.412 battling line with 12 home runs and 58 RBI. Prado will likely battle Casey McGehee for playing time at third base, and could see starts at different spots around the infield.
StatsLLC: Dec 19 / 12:00a ET
News: The Yankees have acquired pitcher Nathan Eovaldi, outfielder Garrett Jones and minor league pitcher Domingo German from the Miami Marlins for Prado and pitcher David Phelps.
Impact: Prado, 31, was obtained by the Yankees from Arizona at the July 31 trade deadline and hit .316 with seven homers and 16 RBIs in 133 at-bats. An All-Star in 2010, he plays second, third and the outfield. Prado is owed $11 million in each of the next two seasons, and will collect his second $1 million assignment bonus for being traded.