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Miami Marlins trade rumors: 'Dozen teams' in on Carter Capps

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If a deal for Kimbrel falls apart, the Yankees are expected to pursue Carter Capps.

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UPDATE -- There are a "dozen teams" in on Carter Capps, according to Yahoo! Sports' Jeff Passan.

New York wants to make a deal for Craig Kimbrel but the club is prepared to explore other options if a trade falls through. According to CBS Sports' Jon Heyman, the Yankees would be interested in adding Carter Capps if they were unable to acquire Kimbrel.

After trading Steve Cishek, it remains unclear if the Marlins would be open to moving another bullpen piece. Capps has had success pitching out of Miami's bullpen in 2015, posting a 1.21 ERA and 0.99 FIP over 29.2 innings. Capps could prove to be a solid eighth inning arm or closer, and as a result, the Marlins might be hesitant to trade him.

Although the Marlns might not deal Capps, he is likely to draw interest from clubs that are uninterested or do not the prospects necessary to acquire Kimbrel or Aroldis Chapman. He is also a more affordable option, which could prompt the Marlins to request more in return.

First base prospect Greg Bird might be requested in a deal, MLB.com's Joe Frisaro notes.