UPDATE -- Tyson Ross, Carlos Carrasco, and Nathan Karns are among the controllable arms the Marlins are considering, according to CBS Sports' Jon Heyman.
marlins are looking at controllable young pitching. ross, carrasco, karns, others in play.— Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) July 31, 2015
MIAMI – The Marlins might be buying before Friday’s deadline.
Although the Marlins are not expected to deal any core players but are open to moving veterans, the club is shopping for starting pitching, according to MLB.com’s Joe Frisaro.
Henderson Alvarez is out for the rest of the season following shoulder surgery and the Marlins could be hoping to find controllable starting arms. Jose Urena, Justin Nicolino, and Adam Conley all have seen time in Miami’s rotation this season. However, the organization might be seeking a more experienced arm.
After trading Mat Latos, the Marlins might be down another starter if Dan Haren is moved. Frisaro adds Haren continues to draw interest from several clubs. Carter Capps was reportedly drawing interest from the Yankees as of Friday morning.
Miami is expected to be active in the hours leading up to Friday’s non-waiver trade deadline. There is a notable amount of starting pitching available on the market, but the Marlins might have to give up prospects in any potential deal. Miami was linked to Carlos Carrasco earlier in the week.