Castro, who arrived to the Marlins as part of last month's Giancarlo Stanton trade with the New York Yankees, wants out, according to multiple reports. The 27-year-old doesn't want to be part of a rebuilding process like he was with the Chicago Cubs in the early stages of his career, according to The Athletic.
Castro becomes the third Marlin reportedly looking to be traded, joining outfielder Christian Yelich and catcher J.T. Realmuto. Miami's salary-shedding ways have irked its players, as stars and popular teammates Stanton, Marcell Ozuna and Dee Gordon have all been dealt away this offseason by the team's new ownership group fronted by CEO Derek Jeter.
Castro, a four-time All-Star, has at least two years and $21 million remaining on a seven-year, $60 million contract he signed with the Cubs in 2012. The deal includes a team option worth $16 million for 2020 that can be bought out for $1 million.
Castro, expected to play second base for the Marlins with Gordon gone, hit .300/.338/.454 with 16 home runs and 63 RBIs for the Yankees last season. He sports a .282 career batting average across his eight-year major league career.
--Field Level Media