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Marlins trade Ozuna to Cardinals, reports say

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MIAMI – Just days after trading their best player, the Marlins have reportedly dealt their second best player to the St. Louis Cardinals.

Craig Mish of SiriusXM Radio reports the Marlins will send outfielder Marcell Ozuna to St. Louis. No other parts of the deal were released, but it has been reported that pitching prospect Sandy Alcantara and OF Magneuris Sierra will be two of the pieces heading to Miami.

MLB.com's Jesse Sanchez says the trade is contingent on Ozuna passing a physical to make the deal official.

Any trade involving Ozuna is expected to bring the Marlins a much better haul than that of the deal that sent Giancarlo Stanton to the Yankees last week.

Last season, Ozuna hit .312 with 37 home runs and 124 RBI's, all career highs for the 27-year-old who is eligible to become a free agent until 2020, according to ESPN.