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Miami Marlins rumors: Club in 'active negotiations' with Wei-Yin Chen

Chen could join the Marlins in 2016.

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Miami remains interested in free agent starter Wei-Yin Chen and is in "active negotiations" with the veteran lefty, according to FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal.

Rosenthal first reported the Marlins had interest in Chen over the weekend and notes the market for Chen is "evolving rapidly."

The Marlins have been seeking starting pitching since the start of the off-season and signed Edwin Jackson to a one-year deal early last week. If the Marlins are able to sign Chen, the club's starting rotation could be set heading into 2016.

Although the Marlins do have interest, it is worth noting Chen is represented by Scott Boras. A pair of Boras clients, Marcell Ozuna and Jose Fernandez, have both consistently been mentioned in trade rumors. While the Marlins are not known to have a great relationship with Boras, it might be more difficult to get a deal done now that Dan Jennings, Miami's former GM who was thought to have a good relationship with Boras, is working in the Nationals' front office.

Miami has been hoping to add pitching depth to join Fernandez, Jarred Cosart and Tom Koehler in the rotation. Chen would give the Marlins a left-handed arm starting option which they would lack unless Adam Conley or Justin Nicolino earned a rotation spot.

Chen, 30, pitched to a 3.34 ERA and 4.16 FIP over 191.1 innings with the Orioles last season.