Monday December 7th, 2015

The Miami Marlins are quietly discussing trading pitcher Jose Fernandez with the Los Angeles Dodgers and at least two additional teams, reports Jayson Stark of ESPN.

The Marlins have previously refuted any claims that they would consider a deal involving Hernandez, but the team appears to be contemplating the idea at this year’s winter meetings.

Stark reports that Miami is asking for a lot in return for Fernandez. Under one reported trade possibility, the Marlins wanted as many as five players in exchange for the right handed pitcher.

One club said the Marlins would only trade Fernandez if the deal made the team better next season than the would be if they stuck with 23-year-old Fernandez.

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An executive for one of the clubs told ESPN that he is not sure if Miami will end up trading their ace, but if they do he will likely end up with the Dodgers.

The Dodgers recently lost pitcher Zack Greinke to the Arizona Diamondbacks, making Fernandez a valuable target if the Marlins were to decide to trade him.

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