The Marlins and Red Sox discussed a trade that would have sent Clay Buchholz to Miami, but the Marlins didn’t want to part with prospect Luis Castillo in a potential deal, according to Barry Jackson of The Miami Herald.
Miami has been linked to Buchholz before, but Castillo is one of Miami’s best pitching prospects and Buchholz had a down 2016 season. He is also due more than $13 million next season, though the Marlins could request cash in a potential deal.
A.J. Ramos wasn’t a part of the proposed deal, and Boston didn’t seem interested in Miami’s closer, according to Jackson.
Buchholz, 32, pitched to a 4.78 ERA and 5.06 FIP over 139.1 innings with the Red Sox last season. The Marlins seem to be in the market for more starting pitching after signing Edinson Volquez and Jeff Locke, and while the Red Sox seem open to trading Buchholz, adding him might not be Miami’s top priority.