The Marlins acquired outfielder Mike Cameron from the Red Sox on Tuesday for a player to be named later or cash.
Boston will pay $3 million of the remaining $3.6 million due to Cameron this year, according to Comcast Sports Net New England.
Cameron, 38, has struggled this year, batting just .149 in 33 games as a reserve. But the Marlins’ depth has been compromised by injuries to Chris Coghlan and Scott Cousins. And Cameron’s veteran influence should be welcomed by a clubhouse that has witnessed the firing of Manager Edwin Rodriguez and a tumble into last place.
The Phillies, Mariners and Nationals are interested in outfield upgrades but didn’t pursue Cameron, sources say. And neither the Twins nor Rangers made a serious inquiry.
-- Jon Paul Morosi