Marlins Trade Marcell Ozuna to St. Louis

The Miami Marlins have continued their salary dump and they have sent Marcell Ozuna to the St. Louis Cardinals as Craig Mish of Sirius XM first reported.

Ozuna is entering his second year of arbitration and is likely to see a substantial increase after hitting .312/.376/.548 with 37 home runs and 124 RBI on his way to his second career All-Star Game appearance.

Ozuna transitioned to left field full-time last year as well and won his first career Gold Glove in his fifth season in the league.

The Cardinals initially had interest in another former Marlin in Giancarlo Stanton, but after failing to reach a deal for him, pursued this instead.

The return is not completely known yet, but Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports that the Marlins were looking for a starting pitcher and outfielder with control and MLB experience along with a pitching prospect.

Bob Nightengale of USA Today also notes that a focus in their discussions has been pitchers Sandy Alcantara and Jack Flaherty.

This post will he updated with the Marlins return.

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