On his blog, Joe Frisaro dishes on some Marlins players that have been talked about in rumors.
Trade talks have picked up regarding Yunel Escobar, and the Rays and A’s are among the teams most interested.
Frisaro mentions that they are planning to deal Escobar, and reports have mentioned that Escobar wants out of Miami. Escobar is a bit redundant for Miami, as they also acquired shortstop Adeiny Hecchavarria in the blockbuster trade.
The Rays just signed shortstop Sean Rodriguez to a 1-year $1 million contract to avoid arbitration, so them being in the shortstop market may mean that they view him as a backup option. Oakland is waiting on Stephen Drew to respond to their contract offer.