Miami acquired pitchers Andrew Cashner and Colin Rea in exchange for first base prospect Josh Naylor, pitching prospect Luis Castillo and starter Jarred Cosart on Friday morning, according to Barry Jackson of The Miami Herald and FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal.
Tayron Guerrero is also headed to Miami, with Carter Capps being sent to San Diego, according to FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal.
The Marlins have been linked to Cashner and were one of several teams seeking starting pitching depth before Monday’s non-waiver trade deadline.
Cashner hasn’t had much success this season, pitching to a 4.76 ERA and 4.94 FIP over 79.1 innings. He hasn’t pitched to an ERA under four since 2014 and he is eligible for free agency after the season.
Rea, 26, is having a down year with San Diego, pitching to a 4.98 ERA and 4.75 FIP over 99.1 innings. He isn’t arbitration eligible until 2019 and isn’t scheduled to become a free agent until 2021.
Miami was said to be considering moving any prospect in exchange for the right starter and ended up trading its second-best prospect (per MLB.com) in the deal.
Naylor, a first-round draft pick in 2015, is batting .265/.314/.429 with nine home runs, 53 RBIs and 10 stolen bases.
Castillo was deemed Miami’s sixth-best prospect by MLB.com.
Cosart, who the Marlins acquired from the Astros in 2014, has been plagued by injuries but pitched well for the Marlins in one start after the All-Star break. Over 19.2 innings this season, he’s pitched to a 5.95 ERA and 4.46 FIP.
Capps is out for the season after undergoing Tommy John surgery in March.
Guerrero, 25, has pitched to a career 4.43 ERA.