Mariners add Logan Morrison, Corey Hart

Logan Morrison of the Miami Marlins reacts to striking out during a game against the Pittsburgh...

Logan Morrison of the Miami Marlins reacts to striking out during a game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Marlins Park on July 28, 2013 in Miami, Florida. (Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images/AFP)

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The Seattle Mariners continued to be active during baseball's winter meetings, acquiring first baseman/outfielder Logan Morrison from the Miami Marlins on Wednesday in a deal for right-handed reliever Carter Capps, according to reports.

The 25-year-old Morrison has struggled the past two years with injuries. He batted .242 with six home runs in 85 games for the Marlins last season. But he does have some pop in his bat, hitting 23 homers for the Marlins in 2011.

Morrison is expected to share duty in the outfield, at first base and at DH with Corey Hart, who also was acquired by the Mariners on Wednesday, and Justin Smoak.

The 23-year-old Capps was a 2011 third-round draft pick. In 53 games for the Mariners last season, Capps was 3-3 with a 5.49 ERA and 66 strikeouts in 59 innings. He has a 2.76 strikeouts-to-walks ratio in 84 relief innings the past two major-league seasons.

Meanwhile, free-agent first baseman/outfielder Corey Hart is set to sign a one-year deal with the Mariners, CBSSports.com reported Wednesday.

Hart sat out the 2013 season with an injury to his right knee. The year before, he batted .270 with 30 home runs and 83 RBIs.

The 31-year-old Hart was drafted in 2000 by current Mariners general manager Jack Zduriencik, who formerly was the director of amateur scouting for the Brewers.

Hart will join a Seattle lineup that includes newly acquired second baseman Robinson Cano.

In nine major-league seasons, all with the Brewers, Hart has a career batting average of .276 with 154 home runs and 508 RBIs.


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