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Florida Marlins Trade for Boston Red Sox's Mike Cameron

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 09: Mike Cameron #23 of the Boston Red Sox hits a RBI double in the seventh inning against the New York Yankees on June 9, 2011 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City.  (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)
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Adam BernacchioAnalyst IIIJuly 7, 2011

Just a couple of days after being designated for assignment by the Boston Red Sox, Mike Cameron has found a new home.

The Florida Marlins acquired the 38-year-old outfielder for a player to be named later or cash. I am going to say there is a 70 percent change the Marlins will accept cash from the Red Sox.

Not that I think the Marlins can turn their season around, but I think this is a pretty good move for them.

Despite hitting only .149/.212/.266 with three HRs in 103 PAs, Cameron can still play defense. And defense has been one of, if not the biggest problem for the Marlins over the past couple of years. The Marlins could use Cameron in center or as a defensive replacement for Logan Morrison in left or Mike Stanton in right.

The Marlins have used mostly Chris Coghlan, Emilio Bonifacio and Dewayne Wise in center field this season, and Cameron is a defensive upgrade over all three of them.

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