Marlins acquire RHP Cosart from Astros

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Updated: 7/31/2014 2:22 pm

Miami, FL ( - The Miami Marlins acquired starting pitcher Jarred Cosart from the Houston Astros in a six-player deal before Thursday's non-waiver trade deadline.

The Marlins also got infielder Enrique Hernandez and outfielder Austin Wates in exchange for outfielder Jake Marisnick, pitcher Francis Martes, infielder Colin Moran and a 2015 competitive balance draft pick.

Cosart, 24, has compiled a 9-7 record with a 4.41 ERA in 20 starts this season, his second with Houston.

The young right-hander, who was slated to start for the Astros against Toronto on Thursday, went 1-1 across 10 starts with a 1.95 ERA during his rookie season last year. He was originally acquired by Houston from Philadelphia as a part of the Hunter Pence deal in 2011.

Hernandez, 22, has hit .284 with a home run and eight RBI in 24 games since making his MLB debut on July 1.

Wates has played in 74 games for Triple-A Oklahoma City, hitting .299 with two home runs and 30 RBI. The 25-year-old has yet to play in the majors.

Marisnick, who appeared in 14 games for the Marlins this year, has spent most of the season at Triple-A New Orleans, where he hit .277 with 10 home runs and 40 RBI in 89 contests. The 23-year-old will avoid the minors for now and report directly to Houston.

Moran was selected sixth overall by Miami in 2013 and has spent the 2014 season with Class-A Jupiter of the Florida State League, while Martes has been playing at the rookie level in the Gulf Coast League.


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