The Miami Marlins today announced that they have acquired right-handed pitcher Andrew Cashner as part of a seven-player trade with the San Diego Padres. The announcement was made by Marlins' President of Baseball Operations Michael Hill.
In addition to Cashner, the Marlins also acquired right-handed pitchers Colin Rea and Tayron Guerrero, as well as cash considerations. The Padres will receive right-handed pitchers Jarred Cosart and Carter Capps, as well as Minor Leaguers RHP Luis Castillo and INF Josh Naylor.
Cashner, 29, is 4-7 with a 4.76 ERA (79.1 ip/42 er) over 16 starts this season, including a 1-0, 2.55 (17.2/5) mark over his last three starts. A veteran of seven Major League seasons with the Cubs (2010-11) and Padres (2012-16), Cashner had a career-high 165 strikeouts in 184.2 innings over 31 starts last season, one year after posting a career-best 2.55 ERA (123.1/35) in 19 starts in 2014. He is 7-10 with a 3.79 ERA (142.1/60) in 41 career appearances (20 starts) against National League East teams.
Rea, 26, has a 5-5 record in 19 appearances (18 starts) this season, with a 4.98 ERA (99.1/55). He has a career 2-3, 3.89 ERA (41.2/18) record in seven starts against NL East opponents. He made his Major League debut on August 11, 2015 vs. Cincinnati and posted a 2-2 record with a 4.26 ERA (31.2/15) over six starts down the stretch.
Guerrero, 25, made his Major League debut on May 17 vs. San Francisco, his only MLB appearance to date. A native of Boca Chica, Colombia, he made his professional debut with the DSL Padres in 2010 and has pitched out of the bullpen since 2014, converting 18-of-22 save chances over the previous two seasons while posting a 7-6 record and a 2.30 ERA (105.2/27).