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Marlins trade rumors: Giants interested in Mike Morse

The team is looking at a reunion with the slugger despite his struggles this season.

Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY Sports

The Giants have shown "some interest" in acquiring Mike Morse from the Marlins, according to a report from Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald. Jackson notes that nothing is imminent between the two teams at this time, and that Miami would want the Giants to pick up a significant portion of Morse's remaining salary (about $11 million through next season).

Morse signed a two-year, $16 million deal with the Marlins after winning a World Series title with the Giants last season, but may return to the Bay Area if the Giants are inclined to swing a deal. San Francisco has dealt with injuries to outfielders Hunter Pence and Norichika Aoki so far this season, and has been linked to Cameron Maybin and Gerardo Parra on the trade market to this point.

Morse has been disappointing so far this season, hitting just .210/.273/.304 with three home runs in 41 games after hitting .279 and hitting sixteen homers last season. He is one of many Marlins who are expected to be available on the trade market this month, and could find himself in the heat of a pennant race once again if the Giants are willing to make a deal.