Marlins Interested In Phillies pitcher Jeremy Hellickson
Phillies pitcher Jeremy Hellickson is having his best season since 2012, sparking some interest from teams for the 29-year old right-hander, just two weeks away from the MLB trade deadline.
According to MLB.com’s Joe Frisaro, the Miami Marlins have Hellickson 'on their radar', as the trade deadline approaches. The impending free agent has a 4/03 ERA and 1.20 WHIP in 19 starts this year. The Marlins are in the thick of the N.L. wild card race and known to be searching for starting pitching.
Last week it was reported by Jon Morosi of FOX Sports that the Red Sox have scouted Hellickson.
Hellickson was acquired in an offseason trade by the Phillies that sent Sam McWilliams to Arizona and avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $7 million contract. Now, Hellickson's solid season and low cost has prompted teams to find out whether they can get a once-promising pitcher to help down the stretch.