The Florida Marlins have just traded power hitting second baseman Dan Uggla to the rival Atlanta Braves for versatile infielder Omar Infante and reliever Micheal Dunn.

The Marlins have been making strides in their transition to the pitching & defense formula that got them a World Series trophy in 2003. They have made three trades in less than a week and has gotten at least one reliever in return. With four relievers coming from some of the top bullpens in baseball, it looks like the Marlins’ bullpen is repaired.

Former ROY winner Chris Coghlan will move back to second base, giving the Marlins an improved glove. Omar Infante has hit .321 in 2010 and the addition will solidify the hot corner. Originally Coghlan was going to move to third base but with Infante’s ability to play utility, that option is still possible if needed.

Veteran Catcher John Buck should be an asset for the Fish with his power bat and his command of the pitching staff. His presence was a benefit to the Toronto pitching staff during his lone year north of the border.

Right now the Marlins have a balanced lineup, but they are now done yet.

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