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By Chris Zolli, Marlins Correspondent, Fri, Dec 19th 1:47pm EST

Garrett Jones was traded with Nathan Eovaldi and prosepct Domingo German to the Yankees for Martin Prado and David Phelps. (Source: Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This is an odd move for the Yankees, as they need the DH spot for Alex Rodriguez or for players to have days off, and they needed a 2B/OF like Prado more than a 1B/OF like Jones. That being said, Jones' left handed power could play very well in the Bronx, potentially making him a 30 home run player if given at-bats. He is not more than a utility player with the upside of lesser Adam LaRoche; Jones has a career .764 OPS and has hit 20 or more home runs three times. The Yankees were without a left handed power source and he could be part of an effective platoon at DH with Rodriguez and can play the corner outfield positions and 1B.

By Jonathan Ebanks, Marlins Correspondent, Thu, Dec 18th 12:10pm EST

Miami Marlins 1B/OF Garrett Jones is drawing trade interest, and was generating interest even before the Marlins' Michael Morse signing. According to reporter Joe Frisaro, Miami could keep Jones and use him as a reserve left-hand hitter at first base or in right field, but he will probably be dealt and some teams are interested. (Source: NBC Sports)

Fantasy Impact: His career .811 OPS against right-handers is pretty impressive, and he had a great campaign in 2012 as a Pirate with 27 HRs and a .832 OPS. Jones' power is the main draw for his services and it would do the Fish well to cash in on the 33-year-old during the final year of his contract. If he's traded, 1B Justin Bour would be the reserve lefty to Michael Morse.

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Rotoworld | Dec 16th, 8:29pm
Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports that Garrett Jones is generating trade interest.