The Marlins are set to trade slugger Giancarla Stanton to the Atlanta Braves for the rights to second baseman Josh Reddicks, according to multiple reports.
Stanton is reportedly set to be the centerpiece of a blockbuster deal between the Atlanta Hawks and Miami Marlins that could see the 28-year-old return to the Marlins for a four-year, $72 million deal.
Reddick, 25, signed a four year, $50 million contract with the Braves last offseason.
The Marlins acquired Reddicks from the Milwaukee Brewers in exchange for outfielder Justin Upton, shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria and pitchers Chris Herrmann and Michael Pineda.
The trade has been in the works for weeks, but the two sides have not been able to finalize a deal since the trade deadline.
Marlins have been linked to the free-agent-to-be Reddicks since the start of the year.
The two sides had agreed to terms on a one-year deal last offseason, but negotiations broke down when the Braves made Reddicks the highest-paid player in baseball, signing him to a five-year contract worth $48 million.
The deal was later extended to two years and $50.5 million.
Reddicks has not played in a game since July 15 due to right knee surgery.
Reddings contract also included a $10 million buyout in 2021.
The team was hoping to move him for a prospect in 2019, but they could have had more money to pursue Reddicks if he had stayed in Atlanta.
The Braves are also reportedly targeting second baseman Nick Williams, who is expected to be a free agent.
Reddricks and Reddick have been teammates for five seasons.
Reddins batting average dipped to .244 last season and he hit just one home run.
Reddwick has two homers and 15 RBIs over his career, but he is one of the game’s most overrated sluggers.
Reddrick has played in only seven games since the All-Star break, and he is batting .216 in his last 15 games.
Reddells home run total of 22 is third on the Braves roster behind first baseman Michael Bourn (.229) and center fielder Adrian Beltre (.254).