At least two teams have made trade offers to the Miami Marlins for starting pitcher Ricky Nolasco, and the Giants are one of them, according to a league source.
The Giants are said to be offering two pitching prospects for the Marlins' right-hander, but they're also trying to get Miami to pay for at least some of the $5.7 million left on Nolasco's contract. This is final year of the three-year, $26.5 million extension he signed in 2010.
According to the same source, the Dodgers are also proposing a trade to acquire Nolasco. Unlike the Giants, Los Angeles is only offering one pitching prospect, but they are willing to take on the full $5.7 million.
The 30-year-old Nolasco has played with the Marlins his entire major league career, which started in 2006. He holds the franchise records for wins (81), games started (197), and innings pitched (1,225 2/3). He also became the first Marlins' pitcher ever to tally 1,000 strikeouts, a feat he accomplished this past Wednesday in Atlanta.