The Miami Marlins have received inquiries on Mat Latos, Dan Haren, Tom Koehler, and Brad Hand in a possible trade, according to FOX Sports' Jon Paul Morosi.
The Dodgers, Astros, Yankees, Royals, Tigers, Twins, Blue Jays, Cardinals, Angels, and Orioles are teams that have been connected to pitching in the past weeks.
Latos and Haren are two of the more notable names on the list and are both free agents at the end of the season. Latos has pitched to a 2-5 record with a 5.49 ERA (3.61 FIP) in 62 1/3 innings this season, striking out 56 as compared to 22 walks.
Haren is 6-5 with a 3.38 ERA (4.25 FIP) in 93 1/3 innings this season, striking out 70 and walking just 18. Both Haren and Latos could be acquired at relatively cheap prices and could make a difference for any team that needs pitching down the stretch.
As for Tom Koehler and Brad Hand, they come with more years of team control, with Koehler being a free agent following the 2018 season and Hand being a free agent following the 2019 season. Koehler (3.66 ERA; 4.55 FIP) and Hand (5.95 ERA; 2.56 FIP) have both started and relieved, but Koehler is utilized more as a starter, while Hand is used more as a reliever.
A team that would make sense for Hand in particular is the Texas Rangers. The Rangers only have two left-handers out of their bullpen, in Sam Freeman and Ross Detwiler, both of whom are underperforming this season. Hand, especially due to his low FIP, could be a nice buy-low option for the team if they want to buy.
With Jose Fernandez coming back from the disabled list this week, the Marlins have some starting pitching that becomes expendable. The team could become a seller at the deadline due to Giancarlo Stanton's broken hand, making the Marlins a team to watch in the next few weeks on the rumor mill.