Casey McGehee 1B/3B MIA 4 Months

The Marlins have signed free agent third baseman Casey McGehee to a one-year deal, according to Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald.

The 31-year-old punished pitchers across the sea this past season, slashing 289/.371/.512 with 27 homers in Japan's Pacific League. McGehee, who was Masahiro Tanaka's teammate with the Rakuten Golden Eagles, will join a lineup in South Florida that includes Rafael Furcal, Christian Yelich, Giancarlo Stanton, Garrett Jones and Jarrod Saltalamacchia. NL-only owners should keep an eye on the former Brewer this spring.

Casey McGehee 1B/3B MIA 4 Months

The Marlins are looking at Casey McGehee and Wilson Betemit in their attempts to land a third baseman.

McGegee, 31, is coming off a big year in Japan in which he hit .289/.371/.512 with 27 homers, but it sounds like he'd rather play in MLB if the money is similar. That probably means a team will have to offer him at least $2.5 million-$3 million. Betemit is the better bet of the two offensively, but defense is a big issue there, making him a less-than-ideal option.

Casey McGehee 1B/3B MIA 7 Months

Casey McGehee is considering a return to MLB after playing in Japan in 2013.

McGehee, 30, batted .289/.371/.512 with 27 home runs and 90 RBI over 137 games this season with the Rakuten Golden Eagles of Japan's Pacific League. He's hoping to parlay the big year into an opportunity with an MLB team, but he hasn't closed the door on returning to Japan. "It has been a great season in Japan and at the end of the season he will decide whether to continue in Japan or return here," said Barry Meister. McGehee hit just .217 with nine homers and a .643 OPS during his last stint in the majors in 2012.

Casey McGehee 1B/3B MIA Dec 21 '12

Casey McGehee has agreed to a one-year, $1.3 million deal with the Rakuten Golden Eagles of Japan's Pacific League.

It's a little surprising McGehee wasn't able to find a job in the states, but it appears he likely would have had to settle for a minor league deal. It's been quite a fall for the 30-year-old, as he's just two seasons removed from a 23-homer, 104-RBI campaign. He batted only .217/.284/.358 with nine homers and a .643 OPS in 114 games this past season between the Pirates and Yankees.

Casey McGehee 1B/3B MIA Oct 31 '12

Casey McGehee has elected free agency.

McGehee was presumably removed from the 40-man roster at some point and refused a minor league assignment. The 29-year-old was almost certainly going to be non-tendered, anyway. He batted just .217/.284/.358 with nine homers and a .643 OPS in 114 games this season between the Pirates and Yankees.

Casey McGehee 1B/3B MIA Oct 05 '12

According to Andrew Marchand of ESPN New York, Casey McGehee was told that he will not be on the Yankees' playoff roster.

McGehee apparently took the news hard. The veteran infielder hit just .217/.284/.358 with nine homers and 41 RBI in 114 games between the Yankees and Pirates this season.

Casey McGehee 1B/3B MIA Aug 01 '12

Casey McGehee will make his Yankees' debut at first base Wednesday against the Orioles.

McGehee was acquired from the Pirates on Tuesday for right-hander Chad Qualls. The Yankees are hopeful that Mark Teixeira (wrist) will be back within a few days, so McGehee figures to get most of his playing time at third base while Alex Rodriguez (hand) is on the mend. He's worth a look in AL-only leagues.

Casey McGehee 1B/3B MIA Jul 14 '12

Casey McGehee had three hits, including a solo homer, leading the Pirates to a 6-3 victory over the Brewers on Saturday.

McGehee finished the night 3-for-5 with a run scored and pair of RBI. He lined an RBI single to center off Marco Estrada in the sixth inning to pull the Buccos to within one at 4-3, then added a valuable insurance run with his solo blast off Manny Parra in the eighth inning. Since the calendar flipped to June, McGehee has been a completely different player, hitting .310 (36-for-116) with seven homers and 25 RBI in 36 games.

Casey McGehee 1B/3B MIA Jul 14 '12

Casey McGehee returned to action on Friday July 13.

Casey McGehee 1B/3B MIA Jul 08 '12

Casey McGehee left Sunday's game with a mild left groin strain.

McGehee pulled up while beating out an infield single in the sixth inning, which was his third hit of the game. While it's good that it's considered mild, he still may not be ready for the start of the second half. He was replaced by Gorkys Hernandez.