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Miami Marlins not likely to trade Dan Haren

The Marlins are not expected to deal the veteran before the trade deadline.

Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports

Miami will have nine starting pitchers on its roster when Jose Fernandez and Henderson Alvarez return and the club might end up trading one or two of them. But while Mat Latos could be available, according to FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal, Dan Haren most likely will not be.

Mat Latos was activated from the disabled list and has made a pair of starts and Jarred Cosart is close to returning from a rehab stint. Fernandez will make his first start of the season on July 2, however Alvarez may not be healthy until after the All-Star break. Jose Urena and Justin Nicolino have both had success since being called upon, and as a result, the Marlins have a crowded rotation. David Phelps and Tom Koehler can move to the bullpen but a trade could prove to be more realistic.

Miami acquired Haren from the Dee Gordon deal with the Dodgers and he has proven to be consistent at the back end of the rotation. Haren has posted a 3.19 ERA and 4.45 FIP over 87.1 innings and has earned a decision in ten out of his 14 starts. His 6.60 K/9 is down from 2014 (7.02 K/9) and he has been able to turn in quality starts at times when the bullpen has been overused.

Haren, 34, has pitched at least six innings in 11 of his starts in 2015 and will likely be attractive to teams in pursuit of starting pitching. After the Marlins acquired him, some speculated Haren wanted to pitch on the West Coast. Although he reported to Jupiter for spring training and remained with the club, if the Dodgers, Giants, or Athletics feel the need to add starting pitching depth, Haren might be a viable option.

Latos, Koehler, and Hand might have more value although Haren has been productive and durable. The Marlins will likely request a bat or bullpen help in any proposed deal and Haren could potentially yield one of the two.

The Marlins have time before they have to make decisions with regard to their starting rotation. But while one or two starters can be dealt, Haren is expected to remain a Marlin for the remainder of the year.