The Miami Marlins and Toronto Blue Jays have agreed to a multiple-player trade that is likely to send shortstop Jose Reyes and pitcher Josh Johnson to play with the Blue Jays, according to YouWager experts.
Miami’s 2013 Opening Day roster will have plenty of differences from this year’s version. When the trade with the Blue Jays is done the Marlines will have traded 12 major leaguers since July.
Furthermore, pitcher Mark Buehrle, catcher John Buck and infielder-outfielder Emilio Bonifacio will also head to Toronto.
The Blue Jays are still without a manager after the Boston Red Sox hired John Farrell.
The baseball league will now have to take a better look at the amount of money and contracts changing hands before signing off on the deal.
Toronto will be sending to Miami the following players: shortstop Yunel Escobar, right-hander Henderson Alvarez, catcher Jeff Mathis and prospects Jake Marisnick (OF), Adeiny Hechavarria (SS), Justin Nicolino (LHP) and Anthony DeSclafani (RHP).
Moreover to acquiring Reyes and Buehrle, Miami also splurged last offseason on manager Ozzie Guillen and closer Heath Bell while making failed overtures to free agents Albert Pujols and C.J. Wilson.
Since the start of the 2012 MLB season, the Marlins have fired Guillen and dealt Bell (Diamondbacks), infielder Hanley Ramirez (Dodgers), starting pitcher Anibal Sanchez (Tigers) and second baseman Omar Infante (Tigers). As online sports wagering fans know, the team also added first baseman Carlos Lee to their roster.