It was reported at first of June that beginning pitcher Frankie Montas was “prone to be moved” by the summer time commerce deadline. On Friday morning, longtime sports activities journalist Peter Gammons reported that the Miami Marlins are focusing on one other one of many few holdovers in Oakland.
Laureano would supply the Marlins a stable mixture of velocity and energy on the plate, whereas being a big improve within the outfield on protection. Whereas the Athletics determine to drop additional out of rivalry over the following couple of months, Miami is hanging across the .500 mark at 28-33 and with the expanded postseason area, might keep within the race by the summer time.
The 27-year-old outfielder has spent nearly all of his profession in centerfield — lining up on the place for 295 video games in comparison with 48 in proper — however the script has flipped in 2022 so far, with Laureano patrolling proper in 27 contests in opposition to simply 10 in middle this 12 months. Laureano performed in simply 88 video games in 2021 resulting from a PED suspension (that carried over into Could 2022), however has already collected 5 stolen bases in restricted motion this 12 months, whereas slashing .250/.331/.371.