Marlins catcher J.T. Realmuto requests to be traded

Miami Marlins starting catcher J.T. Realmuto has requested to be traded, a source confirmed to ESPN.

The Marlins, under new ownership since October, have traded National League MVP Giancarlo Stanton, two-time All-Star second baseman Dee Gordon and All-Star outfielder Marcell Ozuna this offseason to reduce payroll.

In 141 games last season, Realmuto hit 17 home runs and had 65 RBIs -- both career highs.

Realmuto, who will turn 27 in March, made $562,500 last season and is eligible for arbitration in 2018.

SiriusXM first reported that Realmuto requested a trade from Miami.