Padres P Andrew Cashner traded to Marlins in seven-player deal

Tuesday July 26th, 2016

The Padres have traded starting pitcher Andrew Cashner to the Marlins, the teams announced.

In exchange for Cashner and pitchers Colin Rea and Tayron Guerrero, Miami will send San Diego starting pitcher Jarred Cosart, relief pitcher Carter Capps, first baseman prospect Josh Naylor and pitching prospect Luis Castillo.

Cashner, who will be a free agent this winter, has spent the last five seasons with the Padres. The 29-year-old starter has a 4.76 ERA with 67 strikeouts and 30 walks in 79 1/3 innings this season. He has 31 strikeouts and eight walks in five starts this month.

Rea, 26, will become arbitration eligible in 2019 and won’t become a free agent until ’22. He has made 24 starts over two seasons for the Padres after being selected in the 12th round of the 2011 draft. Rea has a 4.98 ERA in 18 starts this season.

Cosart is a four-year veteran with a 3.69 career ERA. Capps is also a four-year veteran who is currently recovering from Tommy John surgery. Naylor, 19, was the No. 12 pick in the 2015 draft. Castillo, 23, has a 2.25 ERA over 100 innings at Class A this season.

Guerrero, 25, is a righthanded pitcher who signed with the Padres in 2009 and made his major league debut this year, pitching two innings against the Giants in May.

Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reported that Miami was looking to add two starting pitchers before the trade deadline on Monday. The Marlins currently sit in second place in the NL East with a 55–47 record, five games behind the first-place Nationals, and are tied with the Cardinals for the second wild-card spot, 1 1/2 games ahead of the Mets.

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