Miami Marlins looking to trade for marquee pitcher

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With Major League Baseball’s non-waiver trade deadline today at 4 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, many teams are priming trade offers. For the Miami Marlins, pitchers are a top trade priority since three pitchers have caught the injury bug.

Relief pitchers Carter Capps and Kevin Gregg are right handed pitchers with right elbow strains. Capps is expected to miss sixty days and Gregg is supposed to be out fifteen days. The most significant injury though is up-and-coming starting pitcher Jose Fernandez. Fernandez is out for the season as he has had Tommy John surgery to repair his right elbow.

Tommy John surgery is where a ligament from another, less utilized, portion of the body is taken and reattached into a pitcher’s elbow to repair a stretched or torn ligament.

Much Better Than Expected

After a surprise six game win streak, which has the Marlins winning nine of their previous ten games, the Marlins are in position to compete for a playoff spot. The Marlins are currently four games behind Atlanta and Pittsburgh for the National League wildcard spot and five behind division leader Washington.

The Marlins front office believes this team is near title contention and only a few pieces away from having a dominant pitching rotation.

Tools to Reach the Mountaintop

Red Sox pitcher Jon Lester has one of the best earned run averages (ERA) in all of baseball. ERA is the average number of runs given up by a pitcher per nine innings pitched. The Marlins are reportedly engaged in trade talks for Lester. Jake Marisnick, Justin Nicolino or Adam Conley, all are considered up-and-coming young players, may be considered for Lester.

Amongst other pitchers the Marlins are considering trading for are Oakland A’s Tommy Milone, Arizona Diamondbacks Wade Miley and San Diego Padres Ian Kennedy. Milone may be a cost effective addition to the Marlins pitching core. The Athletics sent Milone to the minor league due to their crowded pitching rotation. Miley and Kennedy are under performing pitchers who fit well into Miami’s pitching rotation.

The main impediment for any trade is the fact that the Marlins are determined not to trade any players from its active roster.

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