Marlins trade three stars to Blue Jays
MIAMI (AP) — Reacting to the Miami Marlins’ latest payroll purge on Twitter, slugger Giancarlo Stanton gave it three exclamation marks.
He wasn’t exaggerating. The Marlins’ spending spree a year ago didn’t work, so they went the salary-dumping route again Tuesday, shedding some of their biggest stars and multimillion-dollar salaries in one blockbuster deal.
The Marlins swapped high-priced talent for top prospects, trading All-Star shortstop Jose Reyes, left-hander Mark Buehrle and ace right-hander Josh Johnson to the Toronto Blue Jays, a person familiar with the agreement said.
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