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MLB News: Marlins’ Christian Yelich Could be July Trade Candidate

Jun 2, 2017; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Marlins center fielder Christian Yelich (21) connects for a two run home run in the first inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

The Miami Marlins are reportedly open to listening on offers to a few of there key players after a bad start to the 2017 season.

The Marlins currently sit at 25-33 and are 12 games behind the Washington Nationals in the National League East.

Outfielder Christian Yelich was supposed to be a cornerstone for the Marlins organization, but with another bad start to the season, the Marlins might look to cash in on their star who featured as Team USA’s starting left fielder in this year’s World Baseball Classic.

In 2015, the Marlins signed Christian Yelich to a very team-friendly deal. It was a seven-year, $49.57MM contract that extends through 2021, with a club option for 2022.

The 25-year-old Yelich owns a career line of .289/.366/.426. He is left handed, which the Dodgers already have plenty of but if they were to acquire Yelich, it mens that they would have to part with some or all of Pederson, Verdugo or possibly Calhoun.

Yelich’s value is extremely high so it would make sense if the team were to move him and replenish their 29th ranked farm system.

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Yelich can play all three outfield positions well and has put up consistently great offensive numbers since he entered the league in 2013.

It is possible he could be the Dodgers’ answer to their offensive woes but only if the Marlins are willing to let him go and the Dodgers are willing to pay a king’s ransom.

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Written by Trevor Vernola

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  1. He might be a trade candidate but probably not for the Dodgers, inless it was a 3 way deal and they got him to trade him.

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