The Marlins are open to moving Tom Koehler this summer, according to Nick Cafardo of The Boston Globe. While the Dodgers and Red Sox have been linked to Koehler, the Rockies are also among the teams interested, according to SiriusXM’s Craig Mish.
Add Rockies to short list of teams that have checked w Marlins on Koehler. Teams are asking Mia to eat some of his salary in potential deal.— Craig Mish (@CraigMish) May 31, 2017
It seems the Marlins could be preparing to trade Koehler, who seemed destined for a minor league stint before he was placed on the disabled list. One report suggested it’s unlikely he returns to Miami.
Koehler has notably struggled this season, pitching to a 7.04 ERA and 6.53 FIP over 38.1 innings. That comes a season after Koehler performed considerably well at the back-end of Miami’s rotation.
If teams truly want the Marlins to include cash in a potential deal, it might be more challenging to move him this summer. However, as the team begins to rebuild, he might be one of the players worth moving.
Given his contract status and struggles, he might not be a future rotation piece.