Marlins’ interest in Gio

The Marlins clearly would like to add a left-hander the caliber of Oakland’s Gio Gonzalez.

The team has expressed interest in Gonzalez, but the Marlins aren’t convinced the A’s are willing to part with an All-Star who will not be eligible to become a free agent until 2016.

Oakland is looking for a large return for Gonzalez.

Miami is willing to part with top prospects and big league experience talent to upgrade their rotation.

The general feeling around the team is they will try to add two experienced starters to their rotation. Gonzalez and Tampa Bay’s James Shields are on the Marlins’ radar.

The club also has interest in free agent Mark Buehrle.

While there hasn’t been much publicity on C.J. Wilson and the Marlins, don’t discount Miami making a push for the lefty if they don’t sign Buehrle.

Joe Frisaro

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