The Marlins have agreed to sign slugger Mike Morse to a two-year contract, as reported by Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald. The deal, which is pending a physical, was first reported as close by FOXSports.com's Ken Rosenthal.
Morse, who turns 33 in March, is likely to serve as the right-handed half of a first base platoon with incumbent Garrett Jones. Miami has been on the lookout for help at the corners all offseason, and has been linked to free-agents Adam LaRoche and Chase Headley as well as trade candidates like Allen Craig.
Morse is the third significant addition for the Marlins this offseason, joining Mat Latos and Dee Gordon, who were acquired in trades last week. The team also added Dan Haren to its rotation (unless he decides to retire) and extended Giancarlo Stanton on the largest contract in major league history in the midst of a surprisingly aggressive offseason.
In 131 games for the World Champion Giants last season, Morse hit .279/.336/.475 with sixteen home runs and 61 RBi in his best statistical season since 2012. He was also linked to the Orioles and Reds this offseason, but ultimately finds himself in Miami on a multi-year deal.