The Kansas City Royals have acquired first baseman Mike Jacobs from the Florida Marlins in exchange for right-handed pitcher Leo Nunez. ?We?re delighted to acquire a productive hitter to impact the middle of our lineup,? said Dayton Moore, Royals? Senior Vice President of Baseball Operations and General Manager. ?Mike?s a winner and has a very aggressive approach to baseball and we look forward to his presence on our club.? Jacobs, who turned 28 today, hit .247 (118-for-477) with a career-high 32 home runs and 93 RBI for the Marlins in 2008. The left-handed hitter and right-handed thrower also recorded 27 doubles, two triples and scored 67 runs in 141 games. His 32 homers were the second-most among left-handed hitters in Marlins history, trailing Carlos Delgado's 33 in 2005. Jacobs' 18 home runs away from home in 2008 ranked tied for seventh in the Majors. He homered once every 14.9 at bats, which ranked 10th in the Majors and among first basemen trailed only Ryan Howard and Albert Pujols.
Royals Acquire Jacobs From Marlins For Nunez