Miami Marlins sign No. 6 pick Colin Moran of UNC
July 13, 2013 in Draft
Colin Moran paid his first visit to Marlins Park on Friday. The Marlins are hoping it isn’t very long before the star collegiate third baseman settles in for good.The Marlins made it official Friday by signing Moran, the sixth overall pick in the June amateur draft, for $3.52 million.“We haven’t had a long-term third baseman since Mike Lowell left us [following the 2005 season], and we’ve been searching for that person,” Marlins president of baseball operations Larry Beinfest said at Moran’s introductory news conference. “Hopefully, it ends right here with you, Colin. We can’t wait for you to assume that role and become our everyday third baseman, and that journey starts today.”The first stop for Moran will be Single A Greensboro N.C., and Beinfest said Moran would receive a spring-training invitation to major-league camp in 2014. Beyond that, nobody is making any predictions on when to expect Moran in a Marlins uniform.