There is a catch though, Rosenthal states that even though they may look to deal him it wouldn’t just be for salary relief. That means it would cost the Yankees. They don’t have a lot of major league ready talent that they could deal at this point. Ivan Nova is one player. Maybe the Marlins would accept a deal centered around Double-A catcher Austin Romine or one of their lesser prospects currently at the Triple-A level.
Nolasco, 28, has a 3.51 ERA, good for a 111 ERA+, in 133.1 innings this season. This is his best season since 2008 and over the past three seasons he has a 4.44 ERA and a 93 ERA+. He pitched in five games for Joe Girardi when he was the Marlins manager in 2007 so there probably isn’t a huge connection.