Per Tommy Hutton and Rich Waltz from tonight’s FSN telecast of the Marlins’ 7-3 win over the Pirates, Wes Helms has been “re-acquired” from the Philadelphia Phillies for cash.
What this means: the Marlins now gain much needed depth for 1B and 3B, a strong bat off the bench and another great veteran influence in the dugout. Combined with Luis Gonzalez, the Marlins are now adding more strength of character to their roster with Helms.
Remember, Helms as a Marlin fared very well. He batted .329 with 10 home runs in 240 at bats. It was because of that production that he was priced out of the Marlins pockets and into Philadelphia after the 2006 season.
Welcome back, Wes. Let the good times roll.