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As the Miami Marlins continue to dwell in the basement of the NL East, multiple teams have expressed interest in their players – most notably 30-year-old right-hander Ricky Nolasco. Jayson Stark of ESPN.com is reporting that the Yankees and Orioles are leading the pack.
According to the report, a scout was quoted as saying “I think he’d be a great addition for somebody, as a No. 3 or 4 [starter]. He’s very similar to what Anibal Sanchez was last year. He’s not a 1 or a 2. But he’s a veteran guy who can go out and spin seven innings, and do it, I think, for a contending team.”
Although the Yankees already have a solid rotation and some guys waiting in the wings – Ivan Nova and Michael Pineda – a trade for Nolasco would only boost their staff. Since Andy Pettitte will probably need rest here and there, having an extra pitcher might be a good idea to have.
Nolasco will be a free agent at season’s end, so the Marlins most likely won’t resign him. So f...