Marlins pursuing Coke, plus K-Rod update
MIAMI — It appears the Marlins will make another move or two before Spring Training starts on Feb. 20.
Miami is looking to sign lefty Phil Coke to a Minor League deal with a big league camp invite.
Mike Dunn, who signed for two years, $5.8 million, is the lone left-hander who is a lock to be on the Opening Day roster.
Coke, 32, has been with the Tigers since 2010, and he was 5-2 with a 3.88 ERA in 58 innings.
Coke reportedly also is drawing interest from the Rangers and Blue Jays.
Ideally, Miami would like to add at least one more left-hander.
Andrew McKirahan, a Rule 5 pick from the Cubs’ system, also is a lefty in the mix.
The Marlins haven’t closed the door on signing right-hander Francisco Rodriguez, but the team has an abundance of right-handed candidates.
Another question with K-Rod is how would he accept a setup role instead of closing? Also, at what level of commitment. It likely will take an offer of two-years, $10 million to land the veteran.
— Joe Frisaro