Miami Marlins Make 4 Starting Pitchers Available

When discussing MLB trade targets, the name Pablo Lopez is often the first one to be mentioned. But the word is that the Miami Marlins have let it be known that no less than four of their starting pitchers are available to be moved for the right price. 

Bob Nightengale of USA Today has reported that the Marlins have told teams they are willing to trade not only Lopez, but also  Edward CabreraTrevor Rogers and Jesus Luzardo.

Lopez was nearly traded to the New York Yankees at last year's trade deadline for infielder Gleyber Torres, but the deal was squashed at the last minute by the Yanks. That hasn't stopped the Marlins from shopping him again ever since the season ended. 

The other three are a tad younger and less established than Lopez, but might very well have more talent. 

Cabrera, just 24, is thought to be an ace of the future, as evidenced by his 3.01 ERA in 14 starts last season.

Rogers, 25, the left-hander, was an All-Star and runner-up for Rookie of the Year in 2021, while Luzardo had been one of the top pitching prospects in the game before 2021, and seems to have regained his mojo in Miami. He's still just 25. 

The asking price will be steep for any of them, as the Marlins are looking for an established impact bat to give their moribund offense a jolt in 2023. 

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