The Miami Marlins are in the market for low-cost starting pitchers and a new report has them eyeing Doug Fister as a potential option.
The Miami Herald had the news on Friday, which also includes former Nationals starter Edwin Jackson as a target of the Marlins. Both Fister and Jackson remain available as free agents.
Fister - who turns 32 in February - is coming off a year where he was moved to the bullpen because of his career-worst numbers. He had a 4.19 ERA in 25 games (103 IP). He was much better in 2014 when he went 16-6 with a 2.41 ERA after coming to Washington in a trade from the Detroit Tigers.
Jackson was also moved to the bullpen in 2015, but he put up decent numbers with a 3.07 ERA in 47 total appearances split between the Cubs and Braves. He pitched with the Nationals in 2012 when they won 98 games and the NL East division.
The Marlins have been slow to make moves this offseason with their most high profile addition being Barry Bonds, who joined their staff as hitting coach.