UPDATE — Miami acquired Padres reliever Fernando Rodney, according to FanRag Sports’ Jon Heyman:
rodney is traded to marlins. deal official. @keithlaw 1st mentioned— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) June 30, 2016
Original — The Marlins are close to trading for Padres reliever Fernando Rodney, according to ESPN’s Keith Law.
Heard the Padres and Marlins are nearing a deal for Fernando Rodney for a good A-ball prospect— keithlaw (@keithlaw) June 30, 2016
The Padres could be in a position to move Rodney if there is enough interest. Over 28.2 innings, he’s posted a 0.31 ERA and 2.29 FIP. The Marlins were reportedly interested in Rodney before he joined San Diego last winter.
Miami opened the season without Mike Dunn and Carter Capps, who had Tommy John surgery in March. A.J. Ramos has had a notable amount of success for the Marlins and has yet to blow a save.
The Marlins’ bullpen has pitched to a 3.78 ERA, which ranks 13th in baseball and sixth in the National League.
If the Marlins are able to get a deal done, Rodney prove to be a valuable setup option. With Bryan Morris currently on the disabled list with a back injury, Miami’s bullpen doesn’t have a clear setup man.
It’s unclear who the “good” A-ball prospect the Marlins would be open to trading is, but the club has made it clear it wants to upgrade its roster. The move could come after Miami opened its road trip with consecutive losses to the Tigers in Detroit.