TOKYO (AP) — Miami Marlins catcher J.T. Realmuto isn’t letting trade rumors become a distraction either at home or in Japan Cal Ripken Jersey
, where he is currently part of an MLB All-Star tour.Marlins president of baseball operations Michael Hill has dismissed talk about trading Realmuto, but the catcher’s agent, Jeff Berry, predicted his client will be with a different team by spring training.“It’s not a discussion for me to have, honestly,” Realmuto said Friday. “It’s not my decision whether I get traded or not. It’s up to the Marlins. Whatever they want to do with me http://www.oriolesfanproshop.com/authentic-dylan-bundy-jersey
, that’s up to them. So for me, there is really no discussion to be had. My job is to show up and play baseball.”Hill declined to say whether Realmuto informed the Marlins he won’t sign a long-term contract with them.The Astros, Angels, Athletics, Braves, Mets and Nationals are among the teams seeking an upgrade behind the plate.“To be honest Jim Palmer Jersey
, I am trying not to think about that too much right now,” Realmuto said. “I’m just out here trying to have a good time with my teammates here, kind of put all that stuff behind me until next week and just kind of enjoy my experience here.”The 27-year-old Realmuto was a first-time All-Star this year. He hit .277 and set career highs with 21 homers and 74 RBIs. He had a $2.9 million salary after losing in arbitration, and is eligible for arbitration this winter and again following the 2019 season.Miami finished last in the NL East this year with a 63-98 record.Meanwhile, Realmuto is having a blast in Japan. He homered in Thursday’s warmup against the Yomiuri Giants, which the MLB squad won 9-6. He is scheduled to be behind the plate in Game 2 of the six-game series against Japan’s national team at Tokyo Dome. Don鈥檛 expect to see Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Chris Archer in pinstripes this season.According to Fancred'sJon Heyman http://www.oriolesfanproshop.com/authentic-mark-trumbo-jersey
, the New York Yankees are "not likely" to acquire the right-handed starter prior to Tuesday鈥檚 non-waiver trade deadline. Heyman explained it doesn't make "much sense" for the American League East鈥檚 second-place team to trade for him unless it moves Sonny Gray.Archer has a 4.31 ERA, 1.39 WHIP and 102 strikeouts in 96 innings this season after posting an ERA over 4.00 in each of the last two years. Despite the solid but unspectacular numbers, he is still just 29 years old and finished with a sub-3.50 ERA three straight seasons from 2013 through 2015.The two-time All-Star would also bring an element of team control that many deadline acquisitions don't,seeingas how he isn鈥檛 set to be an unrestricted free agent until 2022, perSpotrac.While the Yankees are 5.5 games behind the Boston Red Sox in the AL East and a middling 13th in the league in starting pitcher ERA, perESPN.com Chris Tillman Jersey
, the rotation has stabilized of late thanks to the emergence of Gray. He has allowed just two earned runs in his last 16.1 innings, giving New York a weapon alongside the newly acquired J.A. Happ, Luis Severino, Masahiro Tanaka and CC Sabathia.With Happ now in the rotation and Gray bouncing back, there is less need for Archer as New York pursues a spot in the postseason.