Source: Marlins contacted Jose Reyes

Updated: November 8, 2011, 3:01 PM ET
By Adam Rubin |

The Florida Marlins are interested in bringing free-agent shortstop Jose Reyes to South Florida, which would push Hanley Ramirez to another position, a team official told's Jerry Crasnick.

The official suggested that the Marlins also will make overtures to the representatives for Albert Pujols and Prince Fielder in attempt to make a splash as they move into their new ballpark.

The Marlins official told Crasnick the team already has "reached out" to Reyes.

Team president David Samson, president of baseball operations Larry Beinfest and general manager Mike Hill traveled to New York, where Reyes' agent is based, last Wednesday, in advance of the 12:01 a.m. ET Thursday kickoff to open bidding on free agents.

Ramirez told the Miami Herald in September that he would gladly move from shortstop to welcome Reyes.

"It would be nice to play next to him," Ramirez said. "He's an energy guy."

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