MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The Miami Marlins don’t have many trade worthy players not named Giancarlo Stanton, but the team is reportedly “aggressively trying to move” starting pitcher Ricky Nolasco.
ESPN’s Buster Olney said the Marlins are being aggressive and want to move the team’s number one starter. Nolasco was one of the few players who survived the roster and salary purge the team went through in November.
Nolasco will be a free agent at the end of the season and is due $11.5 million this year. The salary far outweighs his value which means the Marlins will likely have to pay most, if not all, of his remaining salary for 2013.
Nolasco has started 16 games this season and posted a 4-7 record with a 3.68 ERA and a strikeout to walk ratio of 77-25. The Marlins will likely get a minor league prospect in exchange for Nolasco.
The Marlins have $5.5 million in guaranteed salary committed to the 2014 payroll.