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Links: Marlins to sign Michael Morse, Dodgers to sign Brett Anderson

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A few links from around the majors:

-P- The Marlins have agreed to terms with Michael Morse on a two-year deal, which should shut probably kill the Pedro-Alvarez-to-Miami rumors. (Morse is right-handed and Alvarez left-handed, so I guess it's not impossible that the Marlins could still acquire Alvarez and platoon him. But I doubt they're seriously thinking about spending that heavily on a platoon, and anyway Morse hits righties well -- well enough, in fact, that Garrett Jones' role going forward is unclear.)

-P- The Dodgers agreed to sign Brett Anderson for one year and $10 million, plus up to $4 million in incentives. I liked Anderson as a buy-low candidate for the Pirates, but obviously, the Pirates ended up with Francisco Liriano and A.J. Burnett, so I can't complain too much, especially since $10 million for Anderson isn't buying all that low. Despite not exactly being iron men themselves (well, Burnett has been, but I'm not sure how likely that is to continue), Liriano and Burnett are much better bets to stay healthy than Anderson is.

-P- Now here is a buy-low move -- the Padres got Brandon Morrow for $2.5 million, plus up to $5 million in incentives. Morrow probably won't do much (joke about Morrow from last year's BP annual: "It means 'tomorrow,' and apparently it will never come"), but he has a great fastball and has been a big strikeout pitcher in the past, and even if he can't crack the Padres' rotation, he could be fun out of the bullpen.

-P- Here's the list of new Pirates uniform numbers for the coming season (via Forbes To Federal).