MIAMI — The Miami Marlins acquired the pitching reinforcements they sought in a trade that cost them four players, including two minor leaguers.
Right-handers Andrew Cashner and Colin Rea were sent to Miami by the San Diego Padres in a seven-player deal Friday.
The Marlins, eager to shore up their rotation for a playoff push, will also receive pitching prospect Tayron Guerrero for right-handers Jarred Cosart and Carter Capps and two minor leaguers, pitching prospect Luis Castillo and first baseman Josh Naylor.
Cashner is 4-7 this year with a 4.76 ERA in 16 starts, and has a career record of 30-49 with a 3.73 ERA in seven seasons. Rea, who is in his second major league season, is 5-5 with a 4.98 ERA in 19 games this year.