Report: Giants expect Stanton's decision on trade by end of week

Miami Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton appears to be inching closer to a decision, as the San Francisco Giants are expected to know by the end of the week whether or not he'll waive his no-trade clause, according to Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports.

Giants general manager Bobby Evans confirmed a deal was agreed upon with the Marlins and said the meeting, in which Stanton was present for, went well.

"In the case of the Marlins, yeah, we've worked out the terms," Evans told KNBR 680 during a radio interview on Wednesday. "The specifics of the deal are not something that we feel comfortable discussing, but ultimately our hope is that if he's able to come in here, we'll be able to fold him in with a winning club."

"He did tell us of course that he loves AT&T Park and one of the most attractive parts about AT&T Park is our fans, and he did mention that makes AT&T Park one of his favorite places to play on the road," Evans added.

The St. Louis Cardinals met with Stanton recently and reportedly came to an agreement on general framework for a deal but the Los Angeles Dodgers - a team widely believed to be Stanton's preferred destination - are viewed as the biggest threat to the Giants.

Stanton is owed $295 million on the remainder of his contract, which carries an opt out at the end of 2020.

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