Despite struggling through arguably the worst season of his career, San Diego Padres starting pitcher Andrew Cashner generated league-wide interest ahead of the Aug. 1 non-waiver trade deadline, eventually landing with the Miami Marlins.
Buster Olney of ESPN, citing sources, reported the Marlins "have an agreement in place" to trade for Cashner.
On Thursday, Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports reported the Marlins were the front-runners to land the Padres pitcher. Joe Frisaro of MLB.com noted the Marlins were "pushing hard" to get a deal done involving multiple prospects in exchange for Cashner.
The 29-year-old currently sports a record of 4-7 with a 4.76 ERA, a 1.39 WHIP and 67 strikeouts in 79.1 innings. In 2015, the 6'6" righty posted 165 strikeouts in 184.2 innings.
Injuries have been a big issue for Cashner in recent years, including this season, as he had a stint on the disabled list in June with a strained neck.
The past two campaigns have been a struggle for the former first-round pick after he seemingly came into his own in 2013 and 2014 as a potential top-of-the-rotation starter.
Between 2013 and 2014, Cashner posted a modest 15-16 record, but he had an impressive 2.87 ERA and 1.13 WHIP.
He hasn't been able to get back to that level, but he has the makings of a low-risk deadline acquisition for the Marlins.
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