Marlins gauging interest for Willis
Yankees, Mets, Diamondbacks all interested in acquiring left-hander
The Florida Marlins are reportedly shopping Dontrelle Willis, and the New York Yankees, New York Mets and Arizona Diamondbacks are among teams that are interested, published reports say.
A Yankees scout watched the left-hander pitch Sunday against the Devil Rays, the New York Post reported Monday.
Meanwhile, the Diamondbacks have talked with the Marlins about acquiring Willis (1-5) to bolster their rotation, the Arizona Republic reported on its website Monday. Arizona doesn't expect anything to happen soon, the newspaper reported.
The Marlins, who cut their payroll from $60 million to $15 million this offseason, are expected to seek prospects instead of major leaguers in any deal for Willis, who finished second in the NL Cy Young voting last season.
Willis, 24, will make $4.35 million this season.
MLB.com reported that most in the Marlins clubhouse don't expect the team to trade Willis, however.
The trading deadline is July 31.
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