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Report: Marlins eyeing D-Backs' Marte

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The Miami Marlins expressed interest in Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Ketel Marte prior to the lockout, according to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic.

Miami also discussed a deal with Arizona involving catcher Carson Kelly before acquiring Jacob Stallings from the Pittsburgh Pirates, sources told Rosenthal.

Marte, who's owed $8 million in 2022 with club options for 2023 and 2024, went deep 14 times with a .909 OPS over 90 games last season. The 28-year-old finished fourth in NL MVP voting in 2019 after slashing .329/.389/.592 with 32 homers and 92 RBIs for the D-Backs.

The Marlins and D-Backs have a history of making splashy deals. Miami sent right-hander Zac Gallen to Arizona for infielder Jazz Chisholm Jr. at the 2019 trade deadline.

Report: Marlins eyeing D-Backs' Marte
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