Report: Giants and Marlins ‘close' to Stanton trade

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The San Francisco Giants and Miami Marlins are “likely at least close to agreeing” on a trade that would send slugger Giancarlo Stanton to San Francisco, but Stanton, of course, would have to OK the deal, Jon Heyman of FanRagSports.com and the MLB Network reported.

Ken Rosenthal of the MLB Network and TheAthletic.com reported that Giants executives met with Stanton on Thursday in Los Angeles to sell Stanton, the NL MVP and major league home run leader last season with 59, on the deal and get him to waive his no-trade clause. 

The Giants have reportedly offered second baseman Joe Panik, as well as top prospects Tyler Beede, a right-handed pitcher, and Chris Shaw, a first baseman, in their initial offer. The Giants are also willing to pay a “substantial portion” of the $295 million Stanton is due over the next 10 years, Heyman reported. 

Stanton, from the Los Angeles area, was said to be interested in going to his hometown Dodgers or the Giants. The Red Sox, thought to be in on Stanton trade discussions earlier this week, have been termed “an extreme long shot” to land him, a source told NBC Sports Boston Red Sox Insider Evan Drellich.

The Red Sox have reportedly turned their attention to a trade for Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu.

 

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