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Miami Marlins Rumors: Ricky Nolasco On The Block?

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Miami Marlins right-handed pitcher Ricky Nolasco publicly stated after the big 12-player blockbuster trade between the Marlins and the Toronto Blue Jays that he wanted to be traded.

The trade that sent Mark Buehrle, Jose Reyes and Josh Johnson (among others) disgruntled many players on the Marlins, including Giancarlo Stanton, but Nolasco was the one to come out publicly and say that he wanted to be traded. Miami never made a push to trade him during the offseason with him becoming the new No. 1 starter in the rotation. This summer, that can all change.

Nolasco is going to be a hot trade target this offseason considering he has $11.5 million on his contract as the Marlins’ highest-paid player on the payroll this season. He has not started off well this season though, with an 0-2 record with a 3.86 ERA and 15 strikeouts through his first four starts.

He is also the all-time strikeouts leader on the team and after spending seven seasons with the team it may be time for him to move on.

The New York Yankees were mentioned as a team that could be in the mix for him during the offseason. No teams have been named since then. His name will definitely come up as it will be a hot summer under the hot stove come July.

Ryan Gaydos is a MLB columnist for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter, “like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google.