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Reports: Yankees Reach Deal With Marlins for MVP Giancarlo Stanton

Reports: Yankees Reach Deal With Marlins for MVP Giancarlo Stanton
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By    |   Saturday, 09 December 2017 10:31 AM

The Miami Marlins plan to trade reigning National League MVP Giancarlo Stanton to the New York Yankees in a blockbuster deal that also involves trading Yankees second baseman Starlin Castro, to Miami, according to reports Saturday morning.

The trade has not yet been finalized, an official speaking on the condition of anonymity, told USA TODAY Sports, as it is still pending Stanton's approval.

However, that is likely to be a formality, with the Yankees being one of four teams for whom the premier right-handed power-hitter was willing to waive a no-trade clause.

If he approves the trade, Stanton, who hit 59 home runs last season for the Marlins, and American League Rookie of the Year Aaron Judge, who hit 52 runs for the Yankees, will both play for the New York team.

The deal was brokered in part by Yankees legend Derek Jeter, now a part-owner of the Marlins, and if it goes through will mark a turn from the team's recent financial austerity goals. According to The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal and Fan Rag Sports' Jon Heyman, the Marlins and Yankees have reached terms on the trade.

The New York Post's Joel Sherman, meanwhile, reports the deal includes trading second baseman Starlin Castro to Miami, along with other non-blue blue chip prospects.

Stanton's contract still has $295 million remaining, but if the deal follows similar parameters, the Yankees are expected to be ready to absorb $250 million of that cost over the next 10 years.

The deal would mark the second time a MVP has been traded in the following off-season and the first since the Yankees brought on Alex Rodriguez after the 2003 season from the Texas Rangers.

Stanton, 28, has a full no-trade clause, but also has left himself open to trades with the Los Angeles Dodgers, the Chicago Cubs, and the Houston Astros, all of whom were league finalists in 2017.

His first choice was the Dodgers, his hometown team, notes USA Today. On Friday, both the St. Louis Cardinals and San Francisco Giants said they were not in the running for Stanton. They both had agreements set with the Marlins, but he would not waive his no-trade clause for either team.

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The Miami Marlins plan to trade reigning National League MVP Giancarlo Stanton to the New York Yankees in a blockbuster deal that also involves trading Yankees second baseman Starlin Castro, to Miami, according to reports Saturday morning.
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