Miami has expressed interest in Padres starter Andrew Cashner, and San Diego could move him before his next scheduled start Thursday, according to MLB.com’s Jon Morosi.
Cashner hasn’t had much success this season, pitching to a 5.05 ERA and 5.12 FIP over 67.2 innings. He hasn’t posted an ERA under three since 2014 and would be a rental option for the Marlins to consider.
Cashner is due just more than $7 million this season, and as a result, San Diego might have to include cash in a potential deal.
Since the Marlins are seeking controllable starting help, it’s unlikely Cashner is among their top targets. Jose Urena pitched well in Philadelphia on Tuesday night, and the Marlins almost certainly won’t rush to add a starter with the trade deadline more than a week away.
Cashner, 29, has pitched to a career 3.74 ERA and might not be with the Padres much longer. However, the Marlins might not be inclined to move as quickly as San Diego wants to.