Marlins' Stanton clears waivers, eligible to be traded

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MIAMI – In the midst of the hottest streak in his career, Giancarlo Stanton has cleared waivers, making him eligible for the Marlins to trade their All-Star outfielder.

Yahoo! Sports reports Stanton cleared waivers Tuesday, although there is no sign from the Marlins that they wish to trade him.

While the report claims four teams have contacted the Marlins about trading for Stanton, he would have to be dealt before Aug. 31 to be eligible to play in the postseason.

Another obstacle in a deal would be the remaining 10 years and $295 million remaining on Stanton's contract, a contract the Marlins would expect any team trading for him to take over in full.

Stanton was named National League Player of the Week on Monday after hitting 6 home runs in the team's last 7 games.

Stanton currently leads the major leagues with 43 home runs and set a franchise record Monday for most home runs in one season.