Rangers “in trade discussions” with Marlins for Brad Hand

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According to Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald the Marlins and Rangers “are in trade discussions” for left-hander Brad Hand, a 2008 second-round draft pick who’s now out of minor-league options.

Hand is 25 years old with a 4.52 ERA and 123/88 K/BB ratio in 195 career innings for the Marlins, 111 of which came last season. His numbers at Triple-A are similar, with decent overall results and very poor control.

He projects as a back-of-the-rotation starter or middle reliever, so the Marlins are probably just trying to get a little something in return for Hand rather than potentially losing him on waivers for nothing.