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Marlins rumors: Miami open to adding starting depth

This shouldn’t come as a surprise.

MLB: Spring Training-New York Mets at Miami Marlins Scott Rovak-USA TODAY Sports

Though Adam Conley’s struggled weren’t enough to prevent him from earning a rotation spot, the Marlins are still seeking starting pitching help, according to FanRag Sports’ Jon Heyman.

The Marlins are said to be open to adding a starting pitcher – no surprise there.

Miami doesn’t have much starting depth, most notably given the state of its minor league system. Justin Nicolino will open the season in Triple-A, and Jeff Locke’s injury leaves them without a valuable left-handed arm.

At this point, with Opening Day merely days away, it’s unlikely there are many options for the Marlins to consider. Teams have started to release starters who won’t make the major league roster, and minor league deals for such arms remains a possibility.

However, if the Marlins find themselves competing early in the season, adding another starter remains an option. A trade might not be realistic given the lack of depth, though.