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.
Jeffrey Loria isn't going to bring Tom Koehler back, so contenders needing depth--like Boston, O's, Tigers, M's--interested— Peter Gammons (@pgammo) May 18, 2017
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.