Marlins have had discussions regarding Peavy

The Marlins have reportedly reached out to veteran starter Jake Peavy’s camp this offseason, according to ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick.

The market for Peavy has been relatively quiet thus far, as teams seemingly wait to see what happens with top starters Jon Lester, Max Scherzer and James Shields. The next tier of free agent starters includes Francisco Liriano, Brandon McCarthy, Ervin Santana, Justin Masterson, Edinson Volquez and Chris Young.

Peavy figures to settle in somewhere as a No. 3 or No. 4 starter. Though he’s still considered to be capable of serving in that role on a contender, as he did this past season with the Giants, his veteran presence could also help a young team such as the Marlins.

Aside from the Marlins’ apparent interest in Peavy, a return to the Giants remains a possibility, while the Pirates, Royals, and Cubs are also known to be in the market for starting pitchers.

— Paul Casella

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