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Marlins rumors: Tom Koehler drawing interest

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Koehler might be on the move.

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After an odd series of transactions that first saw the Marlins option right-hander Tom Koehler to Triple-A New Orleans but then place him on the 10-day disabled list, owner Jeffrey Loria “isn’t going to bring [Koehler] back,” indicating a trade might be coming, according to Peter Gammons.

The Orioles, Tigers, Mariners and Red Sox are among the teams interested, according to Gammons.

Koehler, 30, has struggled with the Marlins this season, pitching to a 7.04 ERA and 6.53 FIP over 38.1 innings spanning eight starts. Koehler’s difficulties come a season after he posted a 4.33 ERA in Miami.

It would be notable should the Marlins opt to trade Koehler because they don’t have much starting pitching depth. However, it seems a rebuild might be necessary as the team prepares to be sold to a new ownership group.

Koehler has proven to be a reliable starter, likely making him an attractive piece to team’s seeking pitching depth.