05 July 2011
The Floida Marlins today aqired center fielder three time gold glover Mike Cameron from the Boston Red Sox. Mike Cameron, a 2001 All-Star who is now 38 years old, and cash was aqired by Florida for for either a player to be named later or cash. In 33 games with Boston this year Cameron is hitting .149 with three home runs and nine RBI. The Red Sox had designated Cameron for assignment last Thursday. For his career Cameron is a .249 hitter with 272 home runs, 950 RBI, 296 stolen bases, and has been considered and above average fielder.
Mike Cameron does have some history with Marlins manager Jack McKeon as McKeon managed him in Cincinnati in 1999. He could join the Marlins team as soon as Wednesday and should start in center field, although he may split time with Bryan Petersen who has been playing well and who McKeon seems to favor. This also means that Dewayne Wise will likely be moved and should be designated for assignment. Wise, while playing well in the field is only hitting .184 going into Tuesday's game. Once Chris Coghlan comes back, depending on how productive he is, Mike Cameron should be moved over to the bench and could be a valuable weapon to the Marlins as a pitch runner late in games.
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