There is a catch, though.
Rosenthal states that even though they may look to deal him, it wouldn’t just be for salary relief. That means it would cost the Yankees.
They don’t have a lot of major league ready talent that they could deal at this point. Ivan Nova is one player. Maybe the Marlins would accept a deal centered around Double-A catcher Austin Romine or one of their lesser prospects currently at the Triple-A level.
Nolasco, 28, has a 3.51 ERA, good for a 111 ERA+ in 133.1 innings this season. This is his best season since 2008, and over the past three seasons, he has a 4.44 ERA and a 93 ERA+.
He pitched in only five games for Joe Girardi when Girardi was the Marlins manager in 2007, so there probably isn’t a huge connection.