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Friday, July 10, 2020

Astros reportedly have talked with Marlins about JT Realmuto

JT Realmuto

The Miami Marlins have gotten rid of nearly all of their top players, but one remains: JT Realmuto. Since the Marlins have cleaned house this offseason, it makes sense that teams have been asking about Realmuto. According to one report, the Houston Astros are among the teams to inquire about Realmuto.

SiriusXM MLB Network Radio’s Craig Mish reported on Saturday that the Astros have engaged the Marlins about Realmuto. He says the Marlins have asked for Houston prospect Kyle Tucker in return.

Realmuto, who is turning 27, is under team control through 2020, which makes him a valuable commodity. He batted .278 with 17 home runs last season, good for a career-best .783 OPS. The catcher reportedly requested a trade from the Marlins back in December.

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