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Marlins Acquire Gload

The Royals have traded first baseman Ross Gload to the Marlins for a player to be named later. Gload, who is hitting .280 in 22 games this spring, was drafted by the Marlins in the 13th round of 1997 amateur draft. Gload was beat out by Mike Jacobs for the starting job, something Gload new coming into Spring Training. The Royals went out and acquired Jacobs hoping he would bring more power to a potentially dangerous lineup.

"As long as there is a uniform on the other side there's an opportunity," Gload said. "I think I can fit in well with a National League ballclub. Ideally, I would have liked to been here. I wish there was a spot."

This story was approved by MLB Rumors.