The Marlins have traded all three of their starting outfielders from 2017 following a deal that sent Christian Yelich to Milwaukee, and it appears the club is not done listening to offers.
The Nationals are the "team most heavily engaged in trade discussions" for Marlins catcher J.T. Realmuto, a source told Craig Mish of SiriusXM Radio on Thursday. MLB Network insider Jon Heyman adds Miami has "been asking" for Washington's top outfield prospect Victor Robles.
Heyman adds the Nats are "among the teams trying to reel in Realmuto," though it's unclear what other clubs may be trying to acquire his services.
Robles is considered one of the top prospects in baseball and batted .250/.308/.458 with three extra-base hits and four RBIs in a brief 13-game stint with the Nationals last season. The 20-year-old hit .300/.382/.493 with 10 homers and 47 RBIs in 114 games split between Class A Advanced Potomac and Double-A Harrisburg while in the Minors in 2017.
Realmuto, 26, batted .278/.332/.451 with 17 homers and 65 RBIs in 141 games for Miami last year and is under team control through 2021.
The Nationals have reportedly been looking at several options to upgrade at catcher this offseason, but landing Realmuto would likely be their best option.
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