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NL East: Marlins interested in 2-time Cy Young-winner Lincecum

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NL East: Marlins interested in 2-time Cy Young-winner Lincecum

The Miami Marlins are interested among several teams interested in free agent starting pitcher Tim Lincecum, a two-time winner of the NL Cy Young award.

That is according to a report from CBS Sports' Jon Heyman, who also links the Padres to the right-hander. Lincecum is coming off a hip injury he suffered in 2015 and 20 teams have reportedly requested his medical information.

Lincecum was limited to 15 starts last season due to injuries. He posted a 4.13 ERA in 76 1/3 total innings.

Lincecum is a nine-year pro who has spent his entire MLB career with the San Francisco Giants. He is a four-time All-Star who won the Cy Young award in 2008 and 2009.

[RELATED: Nationals interested in former All-Star starting pitcher]

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Ex-Oriole Manny Machado homers off ex-National Gio Gonzalez in NLCS Game 1

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Ex-Oriole Manny Machado homers off ex-National Gio Gonzalez in NLCS Game 1

Sure, the Nationals and Orioles didn't make the playoffs, but that didn't stop a "Battle of the Beltways" moment from breaking out during NLCS Game 1.

Ex-National Gio Gonzalez started the game for the Brewers. In the second inning, ex-Oriole Manny Machado stepped to the plate for the Dodgers.

Here's what happened next:

If you squint, you can imagine the ball flying into the Nationals Park bullpen or the Camden Yards bleachers. 

And in case you're wondering, we have indeed entered the Twilight Zone. 

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Nationals get offseason started by acquiring righty reliever Kyle Barraclough from Marlins

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Nationals get offseason started by acquiring righty reliever Kyle Barraclough from Marlins

The Washington Nationals picked up righty reliever Kyle Barraclough from Miami in their first offseason move to rebuild the bullpen.

The Nationals said Wednesday that they gave the Marlins international slot value in the deal.

The hard-throwing Barraclough went 1-6 with 4.20 ERA and 10 saves in 17 chances, with 61 appearances this year. He allowed one hit in 36 at-bats in June, when he was chosen NL reliever of the month, but struggled with his command the rest of the season.

Barraclough's ERA ballooned to 10.24 over his final 24 games and he lost the Marlins closer's job.

He has a career ERA of 3.21 with 279 strikeouts and 134 walks in 218 2/3 innings over four seasons, all with Miami.

Washington general manager Mike Rizzo is in need of relievers after jettisoning Shawn Kelley and Brandon Kintzler late this season.

The deal helps the Marlins in their pursuit of top international free-agent Victor Victor Mesa, a Cuban outfielder who tried out for major league scouts at Marlins Park last week.

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