The free agent market is quite picked over at this point.
However, that doesn’t mean that some more moves won’t come soon, as there are still a few key free agents who have yet to sign.
Two of those free agents are utilityman Jurickson Profar and reliever Aroldis Chapman.
This morning, MLB insider Jon Morosi stopped by MLB Network’s Hot Stove talk show to discuss potential fits for both players.
Morosi mentioned that several teams that have checked in on Bryan Reynolds may pivot to Profar as a backup option.
The Texas Rangers and New York Yankees were two teams that Morosi brought up in the discussion.
However, the Miami Marlins were also mentioned as potential fits for both stars.
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For Chapman, Miami makes sense, as the veteran left-hander lives in South Florida during the offseason.
However, Morosi mentioned that he’ll have a lot to prove, regardless of where he signs.
Chapman was left off of the Yankees ALDS roster as a result of skipping a mandatory workout.
The roster spot would have otherwise been his given the injury to Scott Effross.
Also, Chapman is not quite the same pitcher he was in his early days with the Cincinnati Reds.
He saved just nine games and posted a 4.46 ERA in 2022.
Profar hit just .243 during the regular season, but still popped 15 home runs and had an On-Base Percentage of .331 and a Slugging Percentage of .391.
Morosi mentioned that Profar will likely be used primarily as a left fielder should the Marlins attempt to bring him aboard.