Mar­lins have Stan­ton on mar­ket

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the most likely matches. The New York Yan­kees do not ap­pear to be a prob­a­ble des­ti­na­tion. Right fielder Aaron Judge won the AL Rookie of the Year award unan­i­mously af­ter hit­ting 52 homers, cen­tre fielder Aaron Hicks played well when he wasn’t hurt, and Clint Fra­zier is com­pet­ing for play­ing time among a group that in­cludes veter­ans Brett Gard­ner and Ja­coby Ells­bury.

“We have a lot of good play­ers signed, so we’re not in a sit­u­a­tion where we have to be pres­sured into mov­ing fast on any­thing,” gen­eral man­ager Brian Cash­man said. “It gives us a lit­tle bit of a chance to be pa­tient and en­gage the mar­ket and see if there’s any value to be had via trade or free agen­cies for us be­cause we have a lot pieces cur­rently in place and more pieces com­ing.”

New York does fig­ure to be in­ter­ested in 23-year-old Ja­panese right-han­der and out­fielder Sho­hei Otani, a twoway player who wants to sign with a ma­jor league team. But the Ma­jor League Base­ball Play­ers As­so­ci­a­tion does not seem close to an agree­ment on a new post­ing deal with MLB man­age­ment and Nip­pon Pro­fes­sional Base­ball. That could push off Otani ne­go­ti­a­tions for weeks or months.

Teams are hav­ing trade dis­cus­sions and agents also are the ho­tel, pitch­ing their clients.

Cash­man is not meet­ing with man­ager can­di­dates dur­ing the GM ses­sion. Yan­kees bench coach Rob Thom­son and for­mer Cleve­land and Seat­tle man­ager Eric Wedge were in­ter­viewed last week, and Cash­man would not deny re­ports that San Fran­cisco bench coach Hens­ley Meu­lens will be in­ter­viewed.

France’s David Pois­son com­petes dur­ing the men’s down­hill Alpine Ski World Cup race in Kvit­f­jell, Nor­way, March 12, 2016. The French ski­ing fed­er­a­tion says down­hiller Pois­son has died fol­low­ing a train­ing crash.

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