Jon Morosi of the MLB Network reports that the Miami Marlins and San Francisco Giants are starting to circle free-agent outfielder Nick Castellanos.
Free agent Nick Castellanos is drawing interest from the #Marlins and #SFGiants, among others, as I reported a short time ago on @MLBNetwork. Castellanos, 29, is a graduate of Archbishop McCarthy High School in Southwest Ranches, Fla., about 25 miles from LoanDepot Park. @MLB— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) November 18, 2021
Castellanos is from Florida, so it makes sense why a homecoming could be in the cards. However, he seems like he could be an even better fit on a Giants team that led baseball with 107 wins in the 2021 campaign. One positive about Castellanos is his durability, as he’s never had fewer than 400 at-bats in a season.
The nine-year veteran is coming off a career season with 34 home runs, 100 RBIs, and a 3.3 WAR. That’s likely why he’s chosen to opt-out of his four-year $64 million deal with the Reds. As a result, there’s a pretty good chance he gets rewarded with an even bigger contract this offseason.
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