Ricky Nolasco might be on the move by the trade deadline. (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
The Miami Marlins are no stranger to overhauling their roster foundation. Now they're looking to unload their highest paid player before the trade deadline. The Marlins are aggressively shopping starting pitcher Ricky Nolasco, according to the New York Daily News. According to the report, the Marlins and the Mets were in talks in February when the Mets expressed interest in acquiring outfielder Giancarlo Stanton.
The Giants are considered one team that have expressed interest in Nolasco, who is a California native. Nolasco is the highest paid player left on the Marlins roster and according to the report, the Marlins are "desperate" to move Nolasco before the trading deadline. Nolasco is making $11.5 million this season and has posted a 3.68 ERA and 1.20 WHIP.
The 30-year-old will be a free-agent at the end of the season.