Casey McGehee will still wear orange and black, just in a different city, state and stadium.

The San Francisco Giants announced late friday night that they had acquired third baseman Casey McGehee from the Miami Marlins in exchange for two RHP prospects, Kendry Flores and Luis Castillo.

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.


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