MLB.com’s Joe Frisaro reports the Marlins, who are in the market for rotation help, are interested in Hellickson, who owns a 4.03 ERA and a 1.20 WHIP in 19 starts for Miami.
The 29-year-old Hellickson would appear to be the ideal trade candidate. He is an experienced pitcher a few months from free agency who works for a rebuilding club.
One obstacle to any deal is a Miami farm system that has relatively few attractive prospects, says Steve Adams of MLB Trade Rumors. The Marlins recently traded well-regarded minor league pitcher Chris Paddack in a deal for Fernando Rodney.
Miami also has the San Diego Padres' Andrew Cashner and New York Yankees' Michael Pineda on its radar, Jon Morosi of MLB.com tweets. Morosi reports that the Yankees aren't yet ready to move on from Pineda. Meanwhile, the Padres are receiving interest in Cashner from a "surprising" amount of clubs, including the Texas Rangers, Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports reports.