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MLB Trades: Logan Morrison also going to Seattle

Two of the top candidates to play first base in Milwaukee came off the market within about an hour today.

Mike Ehrmann

Moments ago we reported that the Mariners had signed Corey Hart to a one-year deal. It's possible the Mariners are determined to pick up all the Brewers' potential first base targets.

The Mariners have acquired first baseman Logan Morrison from the Marlins, as confirmed by Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald. The Brewers were one of four teams mentioned as possible trade candidates for Morrison earlier this week.

In exchange the Marlins will receive right-handed pitcher Carter Capps. Capps was the Mariners' third round pick in the 2011 draft and has pitched in relief in the majors in each of the last two seasons, posting a 5.04 ERA over 71 appearances. He's still only 23 years old, and before the 2013 season John Sickels of Minor League Ball ranked him as the tenth best prospect in the Mariners organization.

With Hart and Morrison no longer available, the Brewers may be turning their attention to some options they'd previously dismissed. Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports the Brewers are turning their attention to former Rays first baseman James Loney. Loney is coming off a career year in 2013, where he appeared in 158 games and hit .299/.348/.430. He is 29 years old and believed to be seeking a three-year deal.