Report: Yankees have spoken to Marlins about Stanton
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The Giancarlo Stanton sweepstakes could become even more interesting.

With the San Francisco Giants and St. Louis Cardinals already in the trade mix for the Miami Marlins outfielder, Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that the New York Yankees have spoken with the Marlins about Stanton.

This is the first time the Yankees have been linked to the National League MVP and Heyman made sure to note they're on the "far fringes" of talks to this point because it could be difficult to stay under the luxury tax threshold for 2018 by acquiring Stanton's $25-million salary.

Heyman goes on to formulate a trade plan for the Yankees, which would include sending some combination of Jacoby Ellsbury, Chase Headley, and Brett Gardner to the Marlins to offset some of the incoming salary.

As of Thursday, the Marlins appeared to be ready to accept a trade offer from the Giants involving second baseman Joe Panik and prospects if San Francisco absorbed at least $250 million of the $295 million remaining on Stanton's contract.

Stanton's contract also includes a full no-trade clause, which means he can veto a trade to any club he chooses. His reported preference is to play for the Los Angeles Dodgers.

The 28-year-old won his first MVP with the Marlins last season after hitting .281/.376/.631 with 59 home runs and 132 RBIs.

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