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Marlins trade rumors: John Lackey, John Danks among pitching targets

The chances of a Lackey-to-Marlins deal seem unlikely at the moment.

Scott Iskowitz

The Marlins are making a push to acquire a starting pitching with less than 24 hours to go before the trade deadline and have been linked to John Lackey and John Danks, according to reports. Though earlier reports stated that Miami was actively discussing Lackey with the Red Sox, Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald reports that there is "zero chance" the Marlins acquire the right-hander, and Rob Bradford of reports that Danks is another possibility.

Though some speculated that the Marlins could be aggressive in their pursuit of Lackey's teammate Jon's Jon Heyman hears that they're not looking at either pitcher and instead would like a younger, controllable arm. Tommy Milone, who requested a trade from the Athletics after being demoted to Triple-A, and Wade Miley of the Diamondbacks are two names who have been linked to the Marlins, along with Padres' right-hander Ian Kennedy.

According to Juan C. Rodriguez of the Miami Sun-Sentinel, the Marlins are not willing to part with top prospect Andrew Heaney in a deal for a starter, likely limiting them to lesser rotation arms considering the high asking prices around the league. In theory, the team could look to move prospects like Anthony DeSclafini, Justin Nicolino and Adam Conley in a deal for a starter.