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Marlins send Petit to D-Backs for Julio

Updated: March 26, 2007, 6:52 PM ET
Associated Press

TUCSON, Ariz. -- The Florida Marlins found a closer Monday, acquiring Jorge Julio and cash from the Arizona Diamondbacks for pitching prospect Yusmeiro Petit.

Petit Julio

Julio has 99 major league saves, including 16 last season, and is expected to become the closer in a young Marlins bullpen.

"We thought it was the right thing to do, given the composition of the bullpen, to bring in the experience, a guy who has closed, and push some other components back in ...

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