Catcher J.T. Realmuto requests trade from Miami Marlins after dismantling of team

By The Sports Xchange  |  Dec. 18, 2017 at 1:59 PM
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J.T. Realmuto reportedly wants to be part of the player exodus from Miami.

The Marlins' catcher has requested a trade, according to multiple reports, after the new ownership began dismantling the team to slash payroll.

The group, which includes Derek Jeter, has already traded National League MVP Giancarlo Stanton to the New York Yankees, fellow All-Star outfielder Marcell Ozuna to the St. Louis Cardinals and two-time All-Star infielder Dee Gordon to the Seattle Mariners.

The 26-year-old Realmuto set career highs of 17 homers and 65 RBIs last season while batting .278 in 141 games.

Realmuto has a career batting average of .280 with 38 homers and 169 RBIs in three-plus seasons.

Realmuto made $562,500 last season. He is eligible for arbitration in 2018.

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