October 16, 2013; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers third baseman Juan Uribe (5) hits an RBI single in the second inning against the St. Louis Cardinals in game five of the National League Championship Series baseball game at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

MLB rumors: Miami Marlins continue to pursue Juan Uribe

Although the Los Angeles Dodgers and Chicago White Sox appear to be the heavy favorites to sign veteran infielder Juan Uribe, the Miami Marlins refuse to go away.

It was rumored just a few short days ago that Uribe was close to making a decision between the White Sox and Dodgers, but Uribe is still a free agent, leading many to believe the Marlins have a shot to sign the third baseman.

Miami continues to have interest in Juan Uribe, according to a league source.

The Marlins are exploring free agent and trade options to fill their third base need. For weeks, they have retained interest in Uribe.

Reportedly, the Rays also have shown interest in Uribe, but as a first base option. On Friday night, Tampa Bay reached agreement with first baseman James Loney on a three-year, $21 million contract.

While there hasn’t been any talk of potential money (at least publicly), Miami does bring with it a prime location which many Latin-born players often show interest in. Of course, Uribe could be using the Marlins to increase his price as it’s unlikely Miami will put a winning roster on the field this season, something Uribe is looking for.

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