Report: JT Realmuto rejected contract offers from Marlins
The Miami Marlins may have traded away the last two NL MVPs, but they have interest in keeping one of their strong young players.
According to SiriusXM’s Craig Mish, the Marlins reached out to catcher JT Realmuto twice with contract extension offers. One was for 4 years and $43 million, and then other was for 5 years at $61 million with an option for a sixth year. Mish says Realmuto’s camp countered and then pulled the offer off the table.
Sources: #Marlins offered J.T. Realmuto two separate contract extensions. 4 yrs 43 mil back in July and then 5 yrs 61 mil, w option for 6th yr (76 mil total). Realmuto’s camp did counter with an offer and then pulled it off the table and never returned.
— Craig Mish (@CraigMish) December 3, 2018
Realmuto, 27, is under team control for two more years before he hits free agency. The catcher batted .277 with an .825 OPS. His 21 home runs, 74 runs and 74 RBIs were all career-high marks. He is among the top catchers in the game and will want to be paid accordingly when the time comes.
The Mets, Braves and Nats have all shown interest in trading for Realmuto.