As the Marlins continue their search for starting pitching, the club is considering Mariners lefty Wade Miley, according to Clark Spencer of The Miami Herald.
Miami has expressed interest in Miley as they sought starting help the last few seasons and, he might be available, since the Mariners enter play Monday six and half games out of first place in the American League West.
Miley, 29, would make sense for the Marlins because he is still under club control for another season. His contract also includes a team option for 2018, and he’s comparably affordable. Miley signed a three-year, $19.25 million deal entering 2015.
Miley hasn’t had much success this season, pitching to a 5.23 ERA and 5.01 FIP over 105.0 innings. He’s pitched to a career 4.09 ERA and is having the worst season of his major league career.
While he is affordable, Miley would be another lefty addition to the Marlins’ rotation. However, Wei-Yin Chen was placed on the disabled list Sunday and might not return when he is eligible to be reinstated.