Marlins Rumors: Miami targeting trade for Red Sox 1B Allen Craig?

The Miami Marlins are in search of a first baseman who hits from the right side of the plate, and they may have found a potential trade target in Boston Red Sox first baseman Allen Craig to fit that role.

Per Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe, "the Marlins have Craig on their list of possible acquisitions as they pursue a righthanded hitter to play first base. They’re doing their homework on the 30-year-old, who had very good years with St. Louis before he was sent to Boston at last year’s trading deadline."

Craig appears to be available for the right price, and the Marlins have the wealth of prospects necessary to get such a deal done without much of a dent to their overall farm system.

The five-year veteran hit just .215/.279/.315 with eight home runs and 46 RBIs in 505 plate appearances between his time in St. Louis and Boston last year. For the Marlins to make this move, they'll have to bank on a return to previous form for Craig going forward.

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