Casey McGehee will still wear orange and black, just in a different city, state and stadium.
McGehee, MLB’s 2014 Comeback Player of the Year, had signed with Miami after spending a season with the Rakuten Golden Eagles in Japan, and then enjoyed a breakout season at age 32, batting .287/.355/357 (99 OPS+) with 4 home runs and 76 RBI.
He will fill the hole left by Pablo Sandoval’s departure to the Boston Red Sox at third, giving the Giants a legitimate option at the hot corner, though, granted, with much less power than Sandoval.
In return, the Marlins have gained two interesting prospects. Kendry Flores is a decent prospect, who went 4-6 with a 4.09 ERA at High-A San Jose, and Luis Castillo looks much more promising, as he went 2-2 with a 3.07 ERA over 58.2 IP at A-Ball Augusta.
He adds to the Giants unexciting offseason after their two biggest moves composed of re-signing two pitchers, Sergio Romo and Jake Peavy.
Over his 6 year career, McGehee has batted .264/.324/.400 (96 OPS+) with 65 home runs and 359 RBI.