After being labeled as the “slight favorite” to land Marlins catcher J.T. Realmuto in a trade by Craig Mish of SiriusXM during the day, on Saturday night it was reported by Mark Bowman of MLB.com that the Atlanta Braves were apparently out on the All-Star backstop.
“The Braves have not had any discussions regarding [Realmuto] within the past five days,” Bowman wrote, as per a source. “And they do not plan to have any further talks with the Marlins regarding [him].”
Realmuto, 27, had been most heavily linked to the Mets throughout the offseason, with the Yankees, Reds, and others also named as potential trade partners.
Mets general manager Brodie Van Wagenen has expressed his reluctance to create voids in his current lineup by trading for additions. A trade for J.T. Realmuto could be a direct contradiction of that declaration.
We’ll keep you posted as more information becomes available.