Report: Red Sox Have Inquired About Giancarlo Stanton

A year after moving into a beautiful new stadium, the Miami Marlins have traded away a significant part of the team they hoped would compete for a playoff spot in 2012.

After sending Jose Reyes, Mark Buehrle and Josh Johnson to the Toronto Blue Jays for a plethora of prospects, the Marlins’ lone star in Miami is Giancarlo Stanton. Now his stay in South Beach may be limited, too.

The Marlins have had numerous teams inquiring about their budding superstar, including the Red Sox, Yankees, Orioles and Cubs, according to Nick Cafardo of The Boston Globe.

Stanton himself was shocked to hear the news of his (former) teammates being sent north of the border, tweeting his displeasure toward the trade soon after it happened.

But, as Cafardo points out, the Marlins will be closely watched in all future deals by commissioner Bud Selig, as he had to approve the first trade after “thorough examination.”

As the hot stove heats up, the Red Sox have put their names in the hat for multiple players, including free-agent catcher/first baseman Mike Napoli, who visited Boston over the weekend. Cafardo also points out that the Sox have been in contact with free-agent outfielder Nick Swisher.

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