Marlins want Pudge back

From MLBTradeRumors.com...

Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald writes of the Marlins' pursuit of a catcher, which has been going on for several weeks now.

The Fish would like to find an upgrade on Matt Treanor, who is currently on the DL with a hip strain. However, they're not impressed by available backstops Paul Lo Duca, Yorvit Torrealba, and Dave Ross. Jackson adds an interesting name - the Marlins asked the Tigers about Ivan Rodriguez, but he's not available at this time. They could always sign him in the offseason if the price is right.

We revisited the trade market for catchers about a week ago. Two names I haven't heard much for the Marlins are Gregg Zaun and Rod Barajas of the Jays.

$5 to anyone who can give one good reason why Pudge is not available at this time. He is a bases empty double play waiting to happen at the plate, and the Tigers could use some pitching. Getting anybody at this point would be better than getting nobody for him in the offseason wouldn't it?

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