The Marlins already had been linked to Fister, Tazawa and Ziegler, but the connection to Chacin and Feldman, two right-handers, appears to be new. Both pitchers are decent bets to land one-year deals at a relatively low salary, which seems to fit with Miami's preference in terms of adding starters.
Chacin, 28, posted a 4.81 ERA in 34 games (22 starts) between the Los Angeles Angels and Atlanta Braves last season. Feldman, 33, had a 3.97 ERA in 40 games (five starts) with the Toronto Blue Jays and Houston Astros.
While Chacin and Feldman saw a good deal of time in the bullpen this year, they have both primarily served as starting pitchers throughout their careers.
- Kyle Brasseur