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Derek Jeter: “There Is Nothing To Update” On Potential Giancarlo Stanton Trade

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The timetable for the Miami Marlins to trade slugger Giancarlo Stanton remains unclear.

In what remains a two-way race between the San Francisco Giants and St. Louis Cardinals to acquire the 2017 National League MVP’s services, the Los Angeles Dodgers “continue to monitor the situation”, MLB.com’s Joe Frisaro reports.

Frisaro also reports per MLB.com’s Joe Morosi that the Marlins have the framework in place for a deal with both the Giants and Cardinals. Since Stanton has a full no-trade clause, he ultimately gets to make the decision.

Marlins CEO Derek Jeter joined the Marlins Hot Stove radio show on 940 AM WINZ on Tuesday to discuss what lies ahead for his superstar outfielder:

“There is nothing to update. I think the best way to answer it is, listen, we will explore every option out there to make our organization better. There have been no decisions. We have not made many decisions whatsoever on the baseball side. So, we’re still gathering information. As soon as there’s something to share, I’ll be more than happy to share it,” said Jeter.

Stanton, 28, is owed $295 million over the next 10 years ($25 million in 2018), which complicates matters in trading him. His 13-year, $325 million deal signed prior to 2015 is the largest contract in Major League Baseball history; it also includes an opt-out clause following 2020.

“He’s arguably the best player in the game,” added Jeter. “He just won the MVP Award. He had one of the greatest seasons that I’ve seen a player have in the last 20-plus years.”

Stanton’s 59 home runs in 2017 were the most in the majors since 2006, and tied for ninth most all-time in a single season.

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Marlins Outright Yadiel Rivera, Brett Graves

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The Miami Marlins have outrighted infielder Yadiel Rivera and right hander Brett Graves, according to the Sun-Sentinel’s Wells Dusenbury.

Rivera, 26, hit the majors this past season to the tune of a .173/.269/.216 batting line in 160 plate appearances.

Graves pitched for Miami this season, his first stint in the majors, and posted a 5.40 ERA.

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Marlins Sign Victor Victor Mesa, Victor Mesa Jr.

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The Miami Marlins have formally announced the signing of the Mesa brothers, Victor Victor and Victor Jr., and will be streaming a press conference to introduce the brothers on their website and on Periscope.

Victor Victor is expected to receive a bonus in excess of $5.25 million while Victor Jr. received a $1 million bonus, according to MLB.com’s Jesse Sanchez.

Victor Victor, the son of Cuban baseball luminary Victor Mesa, was widely considered to be the most coveted amateur free agent on the International market at current, while his 17-year old brother boasts an above-average arm and plus contact ability with plenty of upside and potential.

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Phillies Acquire Justin Bour

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The Philadelphia Phillies have acquired first baseman Justin Bour, along with cash considerations, from the Miami Marlins in exchange for left handed pitching prospect McKenzie Mills, according to Fancred’s Jon Heyman.

The Marlins will cover roughly half of Bour’s remaining salary for the season, according to ESPN.com’s Jerry Crasnick.

 

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