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.READ MORE: Coral Springs Police: 3 Separate Crime Scenes Tied To One Suspect
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.READ MORE: Brightline Celebrates 3 Years Of Service As It Nears Orlando Extension Completion
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.MORE NEWS: Ronald Acuña's 1st Game In Miami Since Knee Injury, Leads Braves Past Marlins 5-3
The Marlins have $5.5 million in guaranteed salary committed to the 2014 payroll.