Alex Rodriguez trade: Marlins making move is unlikely

Jonathan Daniel

A-Rod probably isn't headed to the Marlins any time soon.

The Miami Marlins most likely will not attempt to acquire New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez. Reports surfaced earlier in the week indicating that the two sides had discussed a potential deal -- the New York Daily News reported that those discussions happened in April of this year.

But a Marlins official said recently that there is "no chance" the team will trade for Rodriguez.

Rodriguez struggled at the plate during the 2012 postseason, collecting just three hits in 23 at bats while striking out 12 times. That performance prompted manager Joe Girardi to bench him, which in turn led to questions about how happy Rodriguez is to be in New York.

During the regular season, Rodriguez hit .272/.353/.430 with 18 home runs and 57 RBI.

Rodriguez still has five years remaining on his current contract, and he is owed $114 million. He is set to make $28 million during the 2013 season, and he'll turn 38 years old next July.

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