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Monday, June 18, 2018

Report: Marlins interested in CJ Wilson

CJ Wilson

The Miami Marlins are seeking starting pitching, and they may be looking at a reclamation project to start their search.

According to Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald, the Marlins have some interest in free agent lefty C.J. Wilson, who hasn’t pitched since 2015.

Wilson last pitched for the Los Angeles Angels in July 2015 due to elbow and shoulder surgeries, both of which would be major red flags, particularly for a 36-year-old. They will also, however, likely keep the cost low on a starter who has had a fair bit of success.

A two-time All-Star, Wilson had been a durable, reliable workhorse prior to his injuries, with a 3.60 ERA since being converted to a starter in 2010. He’d also thrown at least 200 innings each season from 2010 through 2013.

The Marlins should be wary, however, if they’re planning on formally negotiating with Wilson. He used some pretty brutal tactics when working on his previous deal.

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