Miami Marlins trading Starling Marte to Oakland per reports

Miami Marlins' Starling Marte celebrates as he rounds first base after hitting a home run during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays, Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee) (Wilfredo Lee, Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved)

MIAMI – The Miami Marlins are making a major move ahead of Friday’s trade deadline.

The Fish are trading outfielder Starling Marte to the Oakland A’s.

This was first reported by Sportsgrid’s Craig Mish.

Marte is a 5-tool player, who the Marlins tried to resign, but couldn’t get a deal done.

On the season, Marte is batting .306 with 7 home runs and 25 RBI.

In exchange, the Marlins are getting a starting pitcher from Oakland, Jesus Luzardo.

Luzardo is a graduate of Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland.

ESPN’s Jeff Passan reports that the Marlins will be sending significant money along with Marte to Oakland.

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David Lang is executive producer of the Local 10 sports department.