Veteran infielder Martin Prado is eligible for free agency after the season and the Marlins are reportedly interested in offering him a two-year deal to keep him in town, Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports.
Prado, now 32, signed a four-year, $40 million contract with the Diamondbacks in January 2013. The Diamondbacks traded Prado to the Yankees at the trade deadline in 2014, and the Yankees traded Prado to the Marlins in the ensuing offseason.
With the Marlins, Prado put up a solid .732 OPS last year and a .779 OPS this year while playing solid defense. While he hasn’t moved around the diamond the way he did in his younger years with the Braves and D-Backs, Prado does offer versatility that could prove useful to the Marlins.
The Phillies are also expected to target veteran free agents this offseason and Jon Heyman of Today’s Knuckleball listed the club as a potential suitor for Prado, so the Marlins will have some competition.