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MLB rumors: Phillies, Marlins in on Nick Castellanos; Cubs add infielder Jonathan Villar

MLB rumors: Phillies, Marlins in on Nick Castellanos; Cubs add infielder Jonathan Villar

Major League Baseball’s hot stove has been relit since the owner-imposed lockout was lifted last week. On Wednesday alone, we saw Matt Chapman traded and Freddie Freeman, Kyle Schwarber, Kris Bryant and Seiya Suzuki signed. What will Thursday bring? Keep your browser locked in here for all the latest news, notes, and rumors.

Castellanos market includes Phillies and Marlins

The biggest bats left on the free agent market now would be the two shortstops (Carlos Correa and Trevor Story) along with outfielder Nick Castellanos. Per Jon Morosi of MLB Network, Castellanos “continues to draw interest” from the Phillies and Marlins.Ā 

Castellanos, 30, hit .309/.362/.576 (136 OPS+) with 38 doubles, 34 homers, 100 RBI, 95 runs and 3.2 WAR for the Reds last season. In some respects, it was a career year and he made his first All-Star team. His poor defense does a number on his WAR and that’s where the addition of the…

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