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Marlins rumors: Miami considering Alex Rodriguez, Carlos Gomez

The Marlins are considering veteran additions in the wake of injuries to Giancarlo Stanton and Justin Bour.

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In the wake of a season-ending injury for slugger Giancarlo Stanton, the Marlins are considering two veteran additions. According to Craig Davis of the Miami Herald and Joe Frisaro of, Miami is considering both Alex Rodriguez and Carlos Gomez as potential additions.

Rodriguez, who was said to have played his final game last Friday at Yankee Stadium, has not ruled out the possibility of returning to the playing field despite taking on an advisory role with the Yankees after his release. He will clear release waivers Monday afternoon, and at that point will be able to sign with any club.

Rodriguez would play first base for the Marlins, according to Jim Bowden of, who reports that a match is likely once the veteran clears waivers. Miami has been looking for first base help with Justin Bour sidelined.

Gomez, who was recently designated for assignment by the Astros, is likely to be traded and has already drawn interest from clubs like the Cardinals and Mets. Gomez is in the midst of a horrendous season but would provide some veteran outfield help for a contender looking for at-bats down the stretch.

Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria has always had an eye for big splashes, so it appears the club will be aggressive in its search for external additions before the end of the year. Miami made a couple of significant trades before the trade deadline, acquiring Fernando Rodney and Andrew Cashner from the Padres before adding lefty Hunter Cervenka in a waiver-wire deal with Atlanta.