Miami is seeking pitching depth and is interested in Doug Fister and C.J. Wilson, according to MLB.com’s Joe Frisaro.
Frisaro adds the Marlins are also considering Jon Niese and Daniel Hudson.
The Marlins upgraded their rotation Monday, signing Edinson Volquez to a two-year, $22 million deal. Still, the club started the offseason in need of a pair of starters and still has a rotation spot to fill.
Fister, 32, is an intriguing option because he has experience pitching within the National League East. Over 180.1 innings with the Astros last season, Fister pitched to a 4.64 ERA and 4.75 FIP. Because he struggled last season, Fister isn’t in a position to request an extensive deal.
Miami likely wants to find an affordable starting option after investing in Volquez.
Wilson is similarly a bounce-back candidate who had success when he last appeared in the majors in 2015. Over 132.0 innings with the Angels, he pitched to a 3.89 ERA and 4.02 FIP.
The Marlins could consider other low-cost starters, but after signing Volquez, it’s unlikely the team moves outfielder Marcell Ozuna, who has been mentioned in trade talks in the past.