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Miami Marlins trade rumors: 'Become a given' Prado will remain with club

Toronto remains in on Dan Haren.

Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

Miami might be done making deals after sending Mat Latos and Michael Morse to Los Angeles on Thursday afternoon. Martin Prado continues to draw interest, however according to's Joe Frisaro, it has almost "become a given" the Marlins will keep Prado.

Prado, 31, has had success with the Marlins despite a brief stint on the disabled list as a result of a shoulder injury. He is batting .280/.320/.373 to complement four home runs and 27 RBIs through 75 games and is under contract through 2016. The Marlins do not have a notable amount of third base depth and as a result, keeping Prado might be ideal.

The Marlins acquired Prado in the Nathan Eovaldi trade with the Yankees last season. He has also played a handful of games at second base, and while clubs seeking infield depth will likely be interested, Miami might have to be overwhelmed by an offer to move Prado. If Miami traded Prado before Friday's deadline, Derek Dietrich could be a candidate to start at third base.

While Prado is not expected to be moved, Frisaro adds the Blue Jays are still interested in Dan Haren even after acquiring David Price. Haren, 34, has pitched well after being acquired from the Dodgers, posting a 3.51 ERA and 4.55 FIP over 123.0 innings. He is set to become a free agent at the end of the season and could be a candidate to be moved in August. Incentives included in his contract also might make dealing Haren challenging. If Haren were traded, the Marlins would need to fill two spots in the rotation. Adam Conley, Justin Nicolino, and Jose Urena might all be considered.

Prado, Haren, Dietrich, and relievers such as Mike Dunn and Brad Hand might draw interest prior to the deadline. But the Marlins could be pleased with their roster as it appears following the three team deal with the Dodgers and Braves.