MLB Trade Rumors: A Look At The Miami Marlins Trade Targets

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John Lackey

Name W L G GS IP K/9 BB/9 HR/9 ERA FIP
Lackey 11 7 21 21 137.1 7.60 2.10 0.98 3.60 3.56

Lackey is a 35 year old veteran who has experienced a resurgence over the last two seasons with the Boston Red Sox.  After missing the 2012 season with Tommy John surgery, he returned in 2013 to help the Red Sox win a World Series championship.  Following a 3.52 ERA in 29 games last season, he has returned to virtually match that figure this season.  Although he is making $15 million this season, his contract contains a club option at just $500,000 for next season which was triggered when he missed a season with an elbow issue.  He would provide the Marlins a much needed boost this season, as well as a solid veteran next season while they await the return of Jose Fernandez.