Report: Marlins Have Offered C.J. Wilson A Six-Year Deal

Thursday December 8th, 2011

Free-agent starting pitcher C.J. Wilson reportedly has received a six-year offer from the Miami Marlins, sources have told Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports.

Wilson is considered by many to be one of the top pitching prizes on the free-agent market this winter. The 31-year-old posted a 16-7 record this season for the Texas Rangers, while also recording a 2.94 ERA in over 220 innings of work.  Many other teams, including the Washington Nationals, Los Angeles Angels, Texas Rangers ,and the Boston Red Sox are believed to be interested in Wilson’s services.

The Marlins have been active this offseason and have most recently been considered major players for top slugging free-agent Albert Pujols. Rumors have trickled out this afternoon, however, that the Marlins no longer believe they’re in the running for the three-time MVP. As a result, it is believed that Miami, who have already signed reigning National League batting champion Jose Reyes to a six-year deal this month, will turn their attention to their pitching needs. If Wilson were to sign with Miami, the left-hander would join a rotation featuring Josh Johnson, Ricky Nolasco, Anibal Sanchez, and Chris Volstad.

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