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Marlins, Padres Interested In Jones

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According to MLB.com, the Marlins and Padres are interested in outfielder Jacque Jones. I mention that the Padres would be interested in this piece, so this further confirms that they are in on him. The Marlins nearly traded for Jones last season, but the deal was shot down by the Commissioners Office because of the amount of money being moved. Gonzalez and Ross are struggling in the outfield and adding Jones would really help in both spots. The Marlins and Tigers are familiar with eachother, so a trade could work out nicely.

The Padres could use a center fielder to play everyday with Jim Edmonds struggling. Jones would give them a solid spark, something Edmonds is not doing. He is a better fit for the Marlins though, who would use him in the lead off spot.