Having already moved a couple of important pieces earlier this week, the Miami Marlins continued their rebuilding process by trading away what at one point was the face of the franchise.
They're surely hoping Nathan Eovaldi, the main player acquired in the Hanley Ramirez deal, can become a reliable mainstay in their starting rotation for years to come.
Eovaldi takes the mound Saturday night for the first time since getting dealt as the Marlins continue a three-game set with the San Diego Padres, winners of nine straight road matchups in this series.
After sending Omar Infante and Anibal Sanchez to Detroit on Monday, Miami (45-54) made its current focus all the more clear Wednesday by moving Ramirez and his sizable contract along with reliever Randy Choate to the Los Angeles Dodgers for Eovaldi and minor league pitcher Scott McGough.
Making 15 million this season, Ramirez is owed 15.5 million next year and 16 million in 2014.
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