Jun 16, 2013; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Marlins starting pitcher Ricky Nolasco (47) throws during the third inning against the St. Louis Cardinals at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

MLB Trade Rumors: Miami Marlins Aggressively Shopping Ricky Nolasco

The Miami Marlins have been playing better baseball of late, but despite that they sit at 25-50, 18 games out of first place – this after taking three of four in San Francisco this weekend.

As one of the leading candidates to make a few trades before Major League Baseball’s July trade deadline, the Marlins have already began the process, ‘aggressively’ shopping starting pitcher Ricky Nolasco.

Per the New York Daily News:

The Marlins, known to be willing to move Ricky Nolasco, are also “being very aggressive, calling everybody about their pitchers,” according to one NL official.

Nolasco, being in the final year of his contract brings little to the table for the young Marlins so anything they can get in return for the pitcher would be considered a success. Add in that a handful of teams are desperate for starting pitching and the Marlins may find themselves in the middle of a bidding war.

Last week, Nolasco, who’s a Northern California native said he would love to return to the Bay Area and pitch for the San Francisco Giants who are in need of pitching help.

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