Report: Marlins 'willing to engage' in Stanton trade talks


MIAMI – A day after Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton cleared waivers, allowing him to be dealt to another team, a report claims the franchise may be interested in a trade.

Jon Morosi of MLB Network tweeted Wednesday that a source has told him that the Marlins are "willing to engage" with other teams on possible Stanton trades.

Morosi adds that talks with other teams have not become serious.

Since the All-Star break, Stanton has been on a tear unlike any other in Marlins history, having hit home runs in 6 straight games and setting the franchise record for most home runs in a season with 44.

As with most issues concerning a Stanton trade, Morosi added that money remains the biggest hurdle as the slugger has 10 years and $295 million remaining on his current contract.

Stanton reportedly cleared waivers Tuesday, which allows him to be trade.  However, he must be dealt before Aug. 31 to be able to play in the postseason.