Miami is not looking to trade Steve Cishek, however the young closer is drawing a lot of interest from teams who are looking to add a back of the bullpen arm. According to George A. King of the New York Post, the New York Yankees have checked in on Cishek, but the Yankees are reportedly more interested in Wade Davis or Greg Holland.
After checking with the Braves about Craig Kimbrel and the Marlins about Steve Cishek, the Yankees talked with the Royals to see if they were thinking about dealing closer Greg Holland or setup man Wade Davis.
Cishek was solid in 65.1 innings pitched last season, saving 39 games while posting a 3.17 ERA and 2.17 FIP. He is due for a notable raise in 2015, and while the Marlins do have a number of internal late inning options, the club does not want to move him this offseason.
Although the Yankees are among the first teams to contact the Marlins, any team looking for a closer will likely speak to the club with regard to Cishek at some point.
Marlins considered Josh Donaldson
Miami is looking to add a bat this offseason, and according to Scott Miller of Bleacher Report, the club internally discussed the possibility of adding Donaldson. Donaldson was ultimately traded to Toronto.
The Athletics are seeking controllable infield prospects, and the Marlins likely could have made a competitive offer. Donaldson has established himself as a consistent third baseman, and if trade talks were serious, it would indicate the Marlins truly don't have an issue asking Casey McGehee to slide to first base.
Texas could pursue Heaney
The Rangers are looking for pitching, and according to TR Sullivan of MLB.com, the club could reach out to the Marlins with regard to Andrew Heaney. Miami has said it is willing to trade some of its top pitching prospects this offseason, but might be reluctant to deal Heaney unless a first or second baseman is involved.
Rangers expected to talk to Mets about P Jon Niese and Dillion Gee and Marlins: Andrew Heaney and Nathan Eovaldi. Mets need SS Marlins 1B— TR Sullivan (@Sullivan_Ranger) December 9, 2014
Marlins sign Jhonatan Solano
Miami signed the former Nationals catcher to add depth after losing Rob Brantly on Monday, but Solano may not have a real opportunity to make the squad with Jarrod Saltalamacchia and Jeff Mathis both expected to return.
Jhonatan Solano, brother of Donovan, has signed a Minor League deal w/ Spring Training invite with #Marlins— Joe Frisaro (@JoeFrisaro) December 9, 2014