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MLB Trade Rumors: Gordon and Ramos drawing interest

They are among a multitude of Marlins who could be dealt this month.

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Marlins closer AJ Ramos and infielder Dee Gordon are both drawing trade interest from multiple teams, according to Bleacher Report’s Scott Miller.

Miller was reportedly told by a rival executive that the Marlins are ready to sell, and Ramos and Gordon are a couple of the names that were mentioned.

According to Miller, more than 10 teams have contacted the Marlins about a number of players, and two or three have shown interest in Ramos, while the same amount have inquired about Gordon.

Despite his ERA (3.51) being the highest it’s been since 2012, Ramos’ 11.34 K/9 is the second-best mark of his career while his walks are down slightly (4.92 BB/9 to 4.86 BB/9) from last season.

Miller mentioned the Nationals’ interest in Ramos, which shouldn’t come as a surprise. Miami’s division rival has shuffled through plenty of arms trying to find someone who can close out a game.

Gordon is also having somewhat of a resurgence after a suspension-shortened 2016. The speedy infielder is hitting .295 and has stolen 32 bases. The Angels, who could be buyers at the deadline, have shown interest in Gordon after their offseason signing of Danny Espinosa (.162 AVG, 11 wRC+) has not quite worked out.

Also mentioned in Miller’s report were Martin Prado and David Phelps, who have both already been linked to the Red Sox in a possible package deal. Phelps (1.27 WHIP, .241 BAA) seems to be the most sought-after Miami bullpen piece, and has reportedly had double-digit teams inquire about him. Miller reports that at least the Rays, Rockies and Yankees, along with the Red Sox, could be interested in the right-hander.

Giancarlo Stanton also came up in Miller’s report, but it was more of the same that was reported Thursday by Ken Rosenthal. Teams are interested in Stanton, but they will need the Marlins to eat a good chunk of his salary.

As far as guys who will be safe from a possible fire sale, Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald is reporting that Christian Yelich, Marcell Ozuna, J.T. Realmuto, Dan Straily, and Justin Bour will not be dealt.