The trade market forcatcher continues to heat up, as a pair of division rivals have been checking in on his availability.
Thereportedly contacted the Marlins about a possible deal for Realmuto and are seriously considering offering a package centered around outfielder , according to .
Nimmo, 25, broke out in a big way in 2018. The former first-rounder batted .263/.404/.483 with 17 home runs, 28 doubles, and 47 RBIs. Among qualified batters in the National League, onlyreached base at a better clip.
Thehave likewise joined the Realmuto sweepstakes, though they’re considered long shots at the moment, reports.
Both teams could stand to improve behind the plate. The Mets, as currently constructed, have, , and as their options at the position. The Phillies, meanwhile, lost to free agency and appear poised to hand the reins over to 25-year-old .
The 27-year-old Realmuto missed the first few weeks of the 2018 season but started hitting upon his activation. He batted .277/.340/.484 with 21 home runs, 30 doubles, and 74 RBIs in 125 games.
Entering his second year of arbitration eligibility, Realmuto won’t be able to become a free agent until 2021.
Interest in Realmuto has been robust since his agenthe wouldn’t enter spring training as a member of the Marlins. Fourteen teams have already kicked the tires on acquiring the All-Star, reports.
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